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Autobiography, circa 1836-1857

 Item — Box: Vol. 5
Call Number: MSS 15, Series II

Scope and Contents

Original autograph manuscript of C.R. Leslie's autobiography (published as: Autobiographical recollections by the late Charles Robert Leslie, R.A. London: John Murray, 1860).

The manuscript is written in pen and ink, in Leslie's hand throughout. It is heavily revised and edited. A significant number of passages here were omitted in the published version, edited by Tom Taylor.

Mounted at front is the engraved trade card of Leslie's father: "Leslie & Price, Clock & Watch Makers, no. 79 Market Street, Philadelphia."


  • circa 1836-1857


Physical Description

431 pages ; 33 cm. Bound in contemporary sheep.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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