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Authors, English -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Nichols family correspondence

Call Number: OSB MSS 154
Abstract: The Nichols Family Correspondence consists almost entirely of letters addressed to the three generations of the Nichols family who owned the printing firm Nichols & Co. and edited and published the Gentleman's Magazine from 1778 to 1856. The letters document a portion of the publication history of the magazine, particularly the professional and personal relationships between the Nicholses and their contributors. The collection also documents other...
Dates: 1769-1873

Osborn Manuscript Files

Call Number: OSB MSS FILE

The Osborn Manuscript Files contain single, unbound manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts acquired for the Osborn Collection from various sources at various times.

Dates: 14th - 20th century

Charles Reade collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 124

Letters by Charles Reade to various parties, including Wilkie Collins, Harper & Brothers, and Jenny Lind, with one letter to Reade from James Ripley Osgood. Manuscripts of "Christie Johnstone," "An Egoist," "A Hero and a Martyr," and "Singleheart and double-face."

Dates: 1863-1874

Christina Rossetti collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 267

Letters by Christina Rossetti to various parties, including William Bryant and Frederic James Shields. Included in a letter to William Edmonstoune Aytoun are manuscripts of six poems.

Dates: 1854-1882

Dante Gabriel Rossetti collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 268

Letters by Rossetti to various parties, including Sir Frederic Burton and Frederic James Shields, along with one letter from Charles Augustus Howell to Rossetti. One manuscript by Rossetti: "At Wellington's Funeral. 18th November 1852," an autograph receipt, and a deck of playing cards painted by Rossetti at the age of 12.

Dates: 1840-1881

William Michael Rossetti collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 269

Letters by Rossetti to various parties, including James Jackson Jarves and Eric Sutherland Robertson; two manuscript pieces: a "brief critique of British artists exhibiting in a British exhibition touring America," and an essay on Ruskin; and a signature clipped from a letter.

Dates: 1857-1910

John Ruskin collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 1168
Scope and Contents: The John Ruskin Collection contains correspondence, writings, artwork, and other material relating to the life and career of the Victorian author and art critic John Ruskin. Major correspondents include his parents, John James Ruskin and Margaret Cox Ruskin; George Allen; Edward Clayton; William Graham; Henry Jowett; Robert C. Leslie; Frederic Maynard; Susanna Miller; Sir John Naesmyth and Lady Naesmyth; Edward B. Nicholson; William Roscoe Osler; Harriette Rigbye; and Mrs. Arthur Stannard...
Dates: 1826-1949, bulk 1840-1885

William Makepeace Thackeray collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 1101
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and drawings by or related to William Makepeace Thackeray. Correspondence includes letters written by Thackeray to colleagues such as Connop Thirlwall and William Webb Follett Synge, and letters to Thackeray from potential conributors to Cornhill Magazine. Writings include an autograph manuscript of a chapter of The Adventures of Philip, an autograph poem parodying Goethe's Werther, and an autograph manuscript notebook with memoranda,...
Dates: 1846-1912

Anthony Trollope collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 272

The collection consists of six autograph manuscript novels or parts of novels, notes, notebooks, and two letters by Anthony Trollope.

Dates: 1835-1940, bulk 1835-1881

Oscar Wilde collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 275

Letters by Oscar Wilde to various parties, including Leonard Smithers and Frank Harris; letters between persons acquainted with Wilde, several manuscripts of writings by Wilde, including a notebook on Roman history, notes on travels in France and Spain, and "Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the young"; and several ephemeral items relating to Wilde.

Dates: 1884-1915