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Correspondence

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Any forms of addressed and written communication sent and received, including letters, postcards, memorandums, notes, telegrams, or cables.

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to an unidentified recipient, 1860 June 11

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 53
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Maclise writes: "I am very much obliged by your kind present [?] of the Autobiography of Leslie which seems a most readable book and one that I shall peruse with great interest."

The present letter was removed from the library's copy of Autobiographical recollections. Presumably this copy previously belonged to the painter Daniel Maclise.
Dates: 1860 June 11

Letter to Charles Robert and Harriet Stone Leslie, 1835 October 9

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes to her parents from school, thanking them for their letter and wishing she could be home. She expresses desire to see "the telescope" and "dear little baby," who may be George Dunlop Leslie. She reports having been on several walks for "blackberrying" and says that there are several new girls at school this quarter. She again writes of missing her family and wanting to "nurse the baby." She includes Caroline's love in closing the letter.On the last two pages of the...
Dates: 1835 October 9

Letter to Charles Robert and Harriet Stone Leslie, 1836 January 23

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 7
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes her parents from school in Berkhamsted. She thanks them for their recent letter and hopes that her Aunt Sarah is recovering. She reports on a friend's birthday, in honor of which the "governess gave the girls a treat." She declares that she is happy at school but looks forward to reuniting with her family at midsummer. Harriet remarks that her chilblains are better but that "we have had little colds," and goes on to include Caroline in sending love to her parents, suggesting that...
Dates: 1836 January 23

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, circa 1840

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 12
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes while away from home, likely on a seaside holiday with the children. She begins with a little note recommending that Leslie not fold his letters "so wide apart." She says that she is glad to have been away while Irving was visiting Leslie, for she suspects that the former is "jealous" of her and would prefer Leslie to have remained a bachelor. She amends her remark by stating that she is sure Irving likes her as much as she likes him. Harriet comments on the children's sketching...
Dates: circa 1840

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, circa 1840

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 13
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes from Sandgate, in Kent, dating her letter "October 23." She bemoans the wintery weather, but counters the gloomy account with a report of a "charming drive to Saltwood Castle in Mrs Foster's carriage..." She remarks that she is glad that Charles has found his spectacles and asks where they were. She tells her husband to relay a message to their daughter, Harriet, about the curtains for the house, saying that they must be suited to the Leslies' means and standing, or else will be...
Dates: circa 1840

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, circa 1840

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 14
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes home to report various woes, among them poor weather and bad food. She remarks that a family called the Fosters are "just passed," having left Harriet and the children "strangers in a strange land." Mention of the Fosters in another letter addressed from Sandgate, Kent, suggests that this letter also comes from the same place and dates from the same time. Harriet acknowledges that she complains a lot, but notes that the place where she is staying is more expensive and of poorer...
Dates: circa 1840

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, 1841 or 1851, possibly April

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 15
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Letter addressed to "CR Leslie Esq RA" at 71 Parrock Street, Gravesend. Postmark is partially obscured and the letter does not appear complete. Harriet writes of someone going to America, saying that the person will undoubtedly gain experience he lacks by being robbed, for "a Thief, is about the first gentleman he shall meet [in] America." She says that she has written to Rose Baron, stating that when she writes the name she is reminded of...
Dates: 1841 or 1851, possibly April

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, 1844 September 2

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 16
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Letter is postmarked from Ryde, in the Isle of Wight. Harriet is concerned that Leslie is being made ill by his paint, and advises that Robert can take Bradford's bed from their room. She frets about Leslie's health, worrying about him being left alone. She asks for Robert to bring her "Machine as I have not quite recovered my sea sickness. I am so giddy & assure you I have not drunk any beer, it is not good enough." She passes on a criticism of Susan, a...
Dates: 1844 September 2

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, 1844 September

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 17
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Letter is postmarked from Ryde, in the Isle of Wight. Harriet writes in a playful tone, teasing Leslie about getting "puffed up" on praise. She thanks him for sending some vermillion and is glad that he has killed a rat at their home. Harriet advises Leslie on some domestic issues with the servants, telling him how to handle Susan, who has her faults. She inquires about his progress with a painting, encouraging him to finish it. She asks him to write to their son Bradford and challenge him to a...
Dates: 1844 September

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, 1846 September 14

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 18
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes to C.R. Leslie while away from home, probably on a seaside holiday with the children. She comments that she has written him recently and mentioned a house to let that has been taken in the meantime. She says that there "is not a lodging, or house to let in this place..." She mentions that "Mary and H. bathe every day..." and comments that someone called "Sam" left town for London, suffering with a stomach ache that only improved with a "table spoonful" of "Daffy's Elixir," a...
Dates: 1846 September 14

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, 1848 August 18

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 19
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes from St. Albans Bank, saying that it is lovely and that she wishes she could have Charles, George, Bradford, Robert, and Caroline with her. She mentions Robert's return trip and hopes that he has "got over his annoyance about the Cab..." She asks for Caroline to have the servants wash and press "my lilac flounced dress" and for Charles to bring it with him when he comes, "with the clogs india Rubber ones [sic]," and to send a note from Mary along to Annie Beale. She comments on...
Dates: 1848 August 18

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, early 1840s, "Friday Oct 2nd"

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 20
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet labels the date on the letter, "wet day," and begins by bemoaning the wet weather. She advises Charles that she and the children will be home "on Monday," and sends various instructions for the servant, Amelia. She requests 20 pounds to pay the bills from the holiday and apologizes for the amount, however commenting that "it is all fair play." She sends love from Aunt Clark, whose eyes are better. Harriet closes with a list of expenses, one of which is "Breakage."
Dates: early 1840s, "Friday Oct 2nd"

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, probably 1840s, "Sunday Eve"

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 21
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes perhaps from the train, noting at the top of her letter that "The rail road is very long and tedious." She says that it is cool on this particular evening. She mentions a "Mrs. Beales & Mrs. M. & the babies" who have recently arrived and remarks on the strength of Mrs. M. She inquires about Harriet and George and hopes that "the girls will...look into the kitchen without appearing to seek for faults." She insists that Robert come down to stay with her, after Mrs. Beales...
Dates: probably 1840s, "Sunday Eve"

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, probably 1840s, "Tuesday Morning"

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 22
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes about the date of her upcoming return home, saying that Leslie may either come up and join them for a night or that she can get the children home herself. She wishes, with underlining for emphasis, "to be with you alone at Hampton Court..." She goes on to discuss hiring a new maid and remarks that Miss Moore (a local acquaintance) has "read some of 'the Life,' presumably one of the autobiographical or biographical projects on which Leslie was working. Harriet closes with a...
Dates: probably 1840s, "Tuesday Morning"

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, probably 1840s, "Monday Evening"

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 23
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes to follow up on her daughter Harriet's note to Charles. Harriet Jane Leslie requested money from her father, for the family, but Harriet Stone writes that they probably will not need as much as her daughter requested. She comments on the pleasant weather and remarks that Mary's drawings are very lifelike and impressive. She lists a few things that they have purchased, including parasols, flannel for petticoats, and boots, as a way of illustrating that they are not "extravagant."...
Dates: probably 1840s, "Monday Evening"

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, probably 1840s, "Saturday"

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 24
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes mournfully about Charles's lonely situation without the family and hopes earnestly that he will come to be with them. She reports that Robert has arrived safely. She goes on to say that she will be happy "on Monday because I shall know you will be enjoying yourself..." with some mutual friends. She closes and then writes a second note to say that the sleeping arrangements are satisfactory and that Charles can join them comfortably. She hopes that "Rebecca will come up" to visit...
Dates: probably 1840s, "Saturday"

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, probably 1840s

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 25
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes to report her safe arrival and that she has seen a Miss Julia Moore, who took her to the Moore home. She asks Charles to "give [her] love to the army at home" and comments on "the commander of the Theatre," who is perhaps one of the children. She closes with a cryptic postscript saying, "The little lady lived at Kingston."
Dates: probably 1840s

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, probably 1840s, "Tuesday, 29th October"

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 26
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes from Brighton. She acknowledges receipt of 15 pounds from Leslie, and reports on the improving health of Caroline. Harriet is content in Brighton, but misses her husband. She comments a bit on money matters and moves on to praise Bradford for being "such an excellent good fellow," saying that she will be sorry to part with him. She adds a postscript about George wanting another waistcoat and gives Leslie directions to a shop where he might find one for a certain price.
Dates: probably 1840s, "Tuesday, 29th October"

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, probably 1840s, "17th Thursday"

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 27
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes while away from home, telling her husband that she noticed one of his pictures, "May Day," as being put up for sale along with other items belonging to a gentleman. Harriet comments on a Mrs. Dunlop, who left her goddaughter a considerable amount of money. She says that the day is lovely and she misses her loved ones, though she knows that Leslie is well "& in fresh air." She laments feeling that she is "doing nothing for my Family at home." The letter continues past the...
Dates: probably 1840s, "17th Thursday"

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, probably 1840s, "Tuesday morning"

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 28
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Harriet writes from Brighton. She complains that Charles has been inattentive to her letters and reminds him that their daughter Caroline has a cold. She says that they are comfortable in their lodgings with a Mrs. Mays_ard. Harriet continues to comment on Caroline's cold, pledging to get her better. She asks Leslie about a card for/from a Mrs. Bates, and mentions that she has seen the Rogerses. Harriet frets about the state of things at home and advises Leslie to buy for himself, Bradford, and...
Dates: probably 1840s, "Tuesday morning"