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Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

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

Found in 103 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 February 26

 Item — [52]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Mr. Piozzi is ill again and woke one night "in something like a delirious Fury." Mr. Piozzi raves, but Mrs. Piozzi hopes that rest will help him, and says that as long as she keeps her "own Wits," she would not change "with the King or Duke of York." She also comments on current affairs and writes that some of the tales of monsters are indeed true. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Moore, the King, the Duke of York, Mr. Robson of Chirk, Mrs. Yorke, the Emperor of China, "some Fasting Woman"...
Dates: 1809 February 26

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 February 28

 Item — [53]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi writes that sleep cured her husband's deliriums, but his gout is still painful. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi.

Dates: 1809 February 28

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 March 5

 Item — [54]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi writes, "my poor husband lives here in a World of his own creating," and begs Dr. Thackeray to come. She thinks wine and brandy are inflaming Mr. Piozzi's back. Mrs. Piozzi also asks Dr. Thackeray to bring some pens, saying, "I wrote this with some bad Imitation of a Skewer." People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Moore and Dunscombe (Mr. Piozzi's man).

Dates: 1809 March 5

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809?

 Item — [55]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi discusses Mr. Piozzi's health, writing that, while his delirium is gone, his "ulcer exhibits a Hole in which you may bury a small Phial" and Mr. Moore refuses to consider the possibility of gangrene. Mr. Piozzi suffers from the cold and a variety of other painful symptoms, and Mrs. Piozzi herself is ill with nerves. She does not approve of Mr. Moore's diagnoses. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Moore, Dunscombe and Mr. Heaton.

Dates: 1809?

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809?

 Item — [56a]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi asks Dr. Thackeray if she should use "Bark" to stop the gangrene around Mr. Piozzi's coccyx. Mr. Piozzi has been covered with chalk to prevent putrefaction and his delirium has disappeared. Mr. Moore continues the letter on the verso: [56b]. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi and Mr. Moore.

Dates: 1809?

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809?

 Item — [56b]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Mr. Moore continues the letter Mrs. Piozzi began in [56a]. Mr. Moore details Mr. Piozzi's symptoms, which include discharges, and also discusses the departure of Mr. Piozzi's delirium and the use of "Blisters." People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi and Mr. Dunscombe.

Dates: 1809?

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 March 19

 Item — [57]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Mrs. Piozzi and Mr. Moore both write notes on the same page asking Dr. Thackeray to come. "Mr. Piozzi is ulcerated from Head to Foot." People mentioned: Mr. Moore and Mr. Piozzi.

Dates: 1809 March 19

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 March 22

 Item — [58]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi writes that Mr. Piozzi feels much better, but does not seem "quite himself" and does not remember Dr. Thackeray's recent visit. With Mr. Piozzi's consent, Mrs. Piozzi has sent for Salusbury, though she thinks Mr. Piozzi "will live till the Summer Holdydays". Mr. Piozzi's wound is spreading and Mrs. Piozzi asks Dr. Thackeray if there is any hope. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Moore, Salusbury, Jones, Mr. Charles Shepherd and "the Child".

Dates: 1809 March 22

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 March 24?

 Item — [59]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Mrs. Piozzi complains that Mr. Moore insists on dressing Mr. Piozzi's wounds, a torturous process, even though Mr. Piozzi is unlikely to live three more days. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi and Mr. Moore.

Dates: 1809 March 24?

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809?

 Item — [60]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

It appears that the first two paragraphs of the letter may be written by Mrs. Piozzi, but the remainder and certainly the verso are written by Mr. Moore. Mr. Piozzi has passed away. People mentioned: "the Ladies," "the Boy," Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Piozzi and Mrs. Mostyn.

Dates: 1809?

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 April 7

 Item — [61]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi passes on regards from her nephew Salusbury, who will attend Christ Church, Oxford, and his friend Mr. Shephard, who attended Eton. Both young men have helped Mrs. Piozzi in her grief. People mentioned: Salusbury, Mr. Shephard, Mr. Shephard's father and Jackson's [?].

Dates: 1809 April 7

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 April 8?

 Item — [62]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi plans to travel to London to visit her daughters. Piozzi still grieves for her husband, but has received some comfort from Salusbury settling her "future concerns". She plans to stay at Jackson's Hotel in London because she "cannot bear either Society or Solitude" and she quotes a newspaper paragraph about her husband's burial. People mentioned: Piozzi's daughters, Salusbury, William Shephard, Mrs. Thackeray, Selina Thackeray and Gabriel Piozzi.

Dates: 1809 April 8?

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 April 13

 Item — [63]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi requests Dr. Thackeray's help in transporting her late husband's piano to Lady Keith. She also details symptoms she is suffering, which she attributes to nerves. She looks forward to dining soon with Dr. Thackeray. People mentioned: Lady Keith, Mr. Piozzi, Lake, Mr. Moore, Selina Thackeray and Selina's mother (Mrs. Thackeray).

Dates: 1809 April 13

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 April 26

 Item — [64]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi writes that she has arrived in London, but suffered from bad nerves along the road. She discusses political and social news concerning the nobility and complains that she left spring behind "in North Wales." People mentioned: Selina Thackeray, Lord Dundonald, Lord Cochrane, Mr. Wandle, Sir Lucas Pepys, Lady Caroline Paget, Lady William Russell and Lady Jersey.

Dates: 1809 April 26

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 July 23

 Item — [65]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi discusses mutual friends and quotes Dr. Johnson. People mentioned: Sir Lucas Pepys, Mrs. Mostyn, Mrs. Mostyn's three sons, Dr. Myddleton, the Dean of St. Asaph, Mr. Moore, Mrs. Clarke, Dr. Johnson, Salusbury, Mr. Thrale, "The Ladies" (Mr. Thrale's daughters), farmer Jones and farmer Jones's wife.

Dates: 1809 July 23

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1810 March 27

 Item — [66]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Written from Bath. Piozzi discusses spelling, various gossip, Lord Byron's popular satires, and current affairs, "which scarcely can be mended by the wisest, though they may be made worse by unskillful Touches". People mentioned: Mrs. Thackeray, Salusbury, Dr. Hall (Dean of Christ Church), Lord Byron, Miss Holford, Wallace, and Selina Thackeray.

Dates: 1810 March 27

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1810 July 4

 Item — [67]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi requests Dr. Thackeray's advice in choosing a horse for Salusbury--"something safe for my sake, and something showy for his." She discusses the dry weather and the political situation and laments Sir Lucas Pepys' loss of his Countess, "a companion of uncommon Power of Mind,--& 800 Pounds a Year." People mentioned: Piozzi's steward, Salusbury, Selina Thackeray, Dr. Thackeray's brother, Sir Francis Burdett, Sir Lucas Pepys and Countess (Pepys' former wife).

Dates: 1810 July 4

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1810 July 10

 Item — [68]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi discusses Ann Moore ("the fasting woman of Tutburry"). Piozzi's health has improved, and her "heart--as it is Empty--has Pretentions to be light." Rain has finally come, quieting "Fears of Famine", but the farmer Jones and his family still suffer from poor health. Piozzi also mentions the biting "Edinburgh Reviewers" and Kingston's "Vindication of Oxford University." People mentioned: Anne Moore, Mrs. Mostyn, Farmer Jones of Pontriffeth, Mr. Moore, Miss Allen, Mrs. Heaton, Miss...
Dates: 1810 July 10

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1810 August 1

 Item — [69]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi asks Dr. Thackeray to check on the safety of some valuable china jars she sent to Paddington Wharf in London. She sent some of Mr. Hall's poetry to Lady Keith and wonders what her response will be. People mentioned: Mr. Moore, Lady Keith, Mr. Hall, Empress Louisa, Mrs. Mostyn, Salusbury, Pemberton, Smith Owen and Selina Thackeray.

Dates: 1810 August 1

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1810 August 16

 Item — [70]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi writes that "Mr. Hall's Book shall have all the help I can give it" and asks to be send two more copies. She also orders a new edition of Brandt's Popular Superstitions and the Romance of Sr. Leon. People mentioned: Mr. Hall, Mr. Broster, Brandt and Selina Thackeray.

Dates: 1810 August 16