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Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

 Person

Dates

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

British novelist, author, and illustrator.

Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1807 December 1

 Item — Box: [35]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi discusses Sophia Thrale's marriage to Mr. Hoare and her own daughter's impending marriage to Admiral Lord Keith. Maria Dore has chest pains and is chlorotic and Piozzi discusses her treatment. People mentioned: Sophia Thrale, Mr. Hoare, Mrs. Piozzi's daughter, Admiral Lord Keith and Maria Dore {the undercook).
Dates: 1807 December 1

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1807 December 31

 Item — Box: [36]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi discusses Maria Dore's improving health. She asks Dr. Thackeray to send a servant to find out what happened to a valuable Gainsborough landscape she sent to her daughter as a bridal gift. She also comments on the war. People mentioned: Maria Dore, Sophia Hoare (Mrs. Piozzi's daughter), Gainsborough, Lord Keith and Buonaparte.
Dates: 1807 December 31

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 January 5

 Item — Box: [37]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi says that the landscape painting has been found. Mr. Piozzi is plagued with gout. Mrs. Piozzi hopes the Prince of Portugal will land safely and that Lord Strangford's health will improve. She also discusses the Queen's "sudden return to her senses." People mentioned: Mrs. Merrick Hoare, Mr. Piozzi, the Prince of Portugal, Lord Strangford, the "Old Queen" and Maria Dore.
Dates: 1808 January 5

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 January 17

 Item — Box: [38]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi still worries about the fate of the landscape painting. The "brawn" she ordered to cure Mr. Piozzi's itching has been lost on the road. Piozzi also remarks on the growing local population. People mentioned: Sophia Hoare, Barclay, Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Moore, Mr. Rogers and Lady Keith.
Dates: 1808 January 17

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 March 23

 Item — Box: [40]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Mr. Piozzi continues to complain of gout. Mrs. Piozzi asks Dr. Thackeray to choose and send winter trees for her. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Moore, "General Lake" (a servant) and Mrs. Thackeray.
Dates: 1808 March 23

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 "Lady Day"

 Item — Box: [41]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Mr. Piozzi is still ill, but was able to sign a checque repaying Dr. Thackeray for the trees, which Mrs. Piozzi finds comforting. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi.
Dates: 1808 "Lady Day"

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 April 13

 Item — Box: [42]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi complains that the people who sent the trees treated them poorly, but she thanks Dr. Thackeray for his trouble. Mr. Piozzi is in somewhat better health, but wants soda water for his thirst. Mrs. Piozzi thanks Dr. Thackeray for saying she looked younger than her "lovely Contemporary Lady Crewe." People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi and Lady Crewe.
Dates: 1808 April 13

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 June 29

 Item — Box: [43]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi discusses the gout that is all over Mr. Piozzi, and the sickness of all the servants. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Moore, Selina, Selina's uncle, Mr. Jackson and Jonathan.
Dates: 1808 June 29

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 July 4

 Item — Box: [44]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Everyone is ill, and Mr. Piozzi's gout is "shocking." The laborer Harry Hughes was injured in a fall and Mrs. Piozzi is waiting for some wine to arrive. People mentioned: "Poor Richard," Mr. Piozzi, Harry Hughes, Mr. Jackson, Captain Jones, Mr. William Field and Mr. Stroud.
Dates: 1808 July 4

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 August 29

 Item — Box: [45]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi discusses Mr. Piozzi's improved health. The Hoare's are visiting, including Sir Richard Hoare, an antiquarian, who is interested in "some curious Coins" (probably Roman) dug up in the area within the last few decades. Mrs. Piozzi is trying to discover what became of them. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Merrick Hoare, Mrs. Merrick Hoare, Sir Richard Hoare, Mr. Crane, Vicar Mr. Roberts, Miss Selina, Mrs. Thackeray and Mrs. Thackeray's brother.
Dates: 1808 August 29

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, 1808 December 14

 Item — Box: [48]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi complains that she cannot find the source of a line of poetry, though she believes it may be from Young's Night Thoughts. She details Mr. Piozzi's ill health and the dismal news of Napoleon's triumphs in Spain. She doubts the veracity of tales of monsters in Bell's Evening Messenger, believing they are written with the express intention of frightening "Readers of a particular Class." An "Address to Brother...
Dates: 1808 December 14

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 January 18

 Item — Box: [49]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Mr. Piozzi's health worsens. Mrs. Piozzi discusses the threat of Irish rebellion and the "perverse" behavior of the "old King." She enquires after Dr. Thackeray's sister Kilfenora. Mr. Moore says that some of Mr. Piozzi's symptoms are "merely nervous" and don't pose any danger, but Mrs. Piozzi's doubts him, saying Mr. Moore "says some same of the State." People mentioned: Mr. Moore, Mr. Piozzi, the King, Kilfenora and Selina.
Dates: 1809 January 18

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 February 2

 Item — Box: [50a]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi begs Dr. Thackeray to come. Mr. Piozzi is vomiting and feverish. Mr. Moore continues the letter on the verso in [50b]. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi and Mr. Moore.
Dates: 1809 February 2

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 February 3

 Item — Box: [50b]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: On the verso of [50a], Mr. Moore writes that he left Mr. Piozzi "considerably better," but is still desirous of Dr. Thackeray's advice. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi.
Dates: 1809 February 3

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 February 17

 Item — Box: [51]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Mr. Piozzi has improved after Dr. Thackeray's visit and has been taking opiates to combat symptoms. Mrs. Piozzi fears he "is now doomed & destined to take some Narcotic Medicine for the remainder of this Year 1809." However, the opiates allow Mr. Piozzi to consume less brandy. Surprisingly, even Mr. Piozzi agrees that he is feeling better. Life is dull, and Mrs. Piozzi wonders if it is safe for Mr. Piozzi to drink beer. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mrs. Clarke, Mrs. Mostyn, Salusbury and...
Dates: 1809 February 17

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 February 26

 Item — Box: [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" and...
Dates: 1809 February 26

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1809 February 28

 Item — Box: [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 — Box: [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