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Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863



  • Existence: 1811-07-18 - 1863-12-23

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British novelist, author, and illustrator.

Found in 108 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 September 6

 Item — Box: [46]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi writes that Mr. Piozzi's health suddenly worsened soon after her last letter. She herself suffers from bad nerves, but is consoled by the accounts of military victory that "strike some fire" in Mr. Piozzi's eyes. People mentioned: Mr. Crane, Mr. Piozzi, Selina and Mr. Broster.
Dates: 1808 September 6

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 November 19

 Item — Box: [47]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi's maid Chauncey requests some of Dr. Thackeray's "Electuary," which Mr. Moore cannot make because he has no Roman Wormwood. Piozzi hopes Napoleon's difficulties in Spain, even if he conquers it, will show that he has more "good Fortune" than "good Conduct," and prove that he is an "Empiric rather than a great General or Politician." Mr. Piozzi is cross, but on the whole in much better health. People mentioned: Chauncey, Mr. Moore, Mr. Broster, Lady Williams, Buonaparte, Miss Selina and...
Dates: 1808 November 19

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1795 June 4

 Item — Box: [3]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Discusses possible remedies for Mrs. Piozzi’s ailment. People mentioned: Cecilia, Miss Heaton, Mrs. Heaton, W. Mead, Peane the Poulterer, Lady Owen, Mr. Chappelow, ‘our’ Bishop, Bennett Williams, Sir Edward Lloyd, a captain, Mrs. Leo, Sir Frederick Eden, Princess, Mr. Miles, Prince, Mr. and Mrs. Mostyn, Mrs. Myddelton, and Mr. and Mrs. Moore.
Dates: 1795 June 4

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1795 June 12

 Item — Box: [4]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Discusses her daughter’s safe return, marriage and inheritance arrangements, and Dr. Thackeray’s retirement. People mentioned: Mrs. Piozzi’s daughter, Mr. Thrale, Mr. Thrale’s daughter, Lord Chancellor, Mr. Mostyn, Cecilia, Mrs. Mostyn, Mr. Piozzi, Miss Heaton, the prince, the Stadtholder.
Dates: 1795 June 12

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1795 June 22

 Item — Box: [5]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Tells the story of a young noble lady who ran away from home to work at an ale house. People mentioned: the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of York.
Dates: 1795 June 22

Norman Holmes Pearson Collection of “Art for the Wrong Reason”

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1031
Scope and Contents: The collection contains sixty-three sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints acquired by Yale faculty member Norman Holmes Pearson not for their aesthetic or artistic merit, but because they were created by poets and other authors; he titled his collection “Art for the Wrong Reason.” The works were executed in crayon, gouache, graphite, ink, charcoal, oil, and watercolor on paper, board, canvas, and panel, by fifty-three writers including E. E. Cummings, George Du Maurier, Victor Hugo, D. H....
Dates: 1833-1979

William Makepeace Thackeray collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 1101
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and drawings by or related to William Makepeace Thackeray. Correspondence includes letters written by Thackeray to colleagues such as Connop Thirlwall and William Webb Follett Synge, and letters to Thackeray from potential conributors to Cornhill Magazine. Writings include an autograph manuscript of a chapter of The Adventures of Philip, an autograph poem parodying Goethe's Werther, and an autograph manuscript notebook with memoranda,...
Dates: 1846-1912

Thomas Woolner Letters to John Frederick Lewis

Call Number: MSS 53
Overview: The collection comprises 15 letters from Thomas Woolner to John Frederick Lewis, written between 1874 and 1876. It also includes 5 letters from Woolner to Lewis’s wife, Marian Harper, one letter from Lewis to dealer William Vokins, and several letters from Woolner’s wife and daughter. The letters primarily concern Lewis’s declining health—he died several months after the last letter in the collection—Woolner’s admiration for Lewis’s painting, updates on the politics of the Royal Academy and...
Dates: 1863-1914, bulk 1874-1876