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Thomas Woolner letter to Marian Lewis, 1876 March 11

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Call Number: MSS 53

Scope and Contents

"March 11 '76. My dear Mrs Lewis, I am grieved at your sad news, and hope it is only a few days of depression you have to be anxious about. Tell him he must not think of writing unless doing so allows one to accept it as a sign of very great improvement indeed: - mind this is bona fide, and I cannot accede to any vagaries of his generous impulses. I do not at all like writing to my wife that he is worse for his last letter rejoiced her so much; and she gets so little holiday, having this refractory tribe always on her hands, I do not like to send down a cloud to shade her day of sunshine. - She gave in this morning's letter a fine account of the glorious sea and the waves washing over the roadway. The children are with me; so that she has nothing to do but laugh and grow fat. - Hoping for good news- Ever truly yours, T. Woolner."


  • 1876 March 11


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (3 pages) : autograph letter, signed ; 18 x 23 cm, folded to 18 x 12 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


With blind-embossed letterhead: 29, Welbeck Street. W.

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