Authors -- Great Britain -- 19th century
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
J. M. Barrie collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1400
Overview: The J. M. Barrie Collection contains correspondence, writings, and other papers relating to the life and work of the British author and playwright J. M. Barrie. The material was accrued by the Beinecke Library through gifts and purchases in the decades preceding 2011, and assembled into one collection in 2015. Along with correspondence from, to, and about Barrie, and examples of his writings for the theater, serials, and various publishers and audiences, the collection contains images of Barrie...
Dates: 1686-1977, bulk 1890-1937
Frederick Stoever Dickson collection regarding William Makepeace Thackeray
Call Number: GEN MSS 1100
Overview: The collection consists of manuscript and typescript material created by Frederick Stoever Dickson and others pertaining to Dickson's research on the life and work of William Makepeace Thackeray; included are letters to Dickson from authors, librarians, publishers, and other colleagues.
Dates: 1853-1912, bulk 1891-1912
Austin Dobson collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 930
Overview: The Austin Dobson collection contains letters by and to Dobson; autograph manuscripts, typescripts and proofs of works by Dobson, including poems, essays, and biographical sketches; notes and notebooks; and manuscript and printed material related to Dobson's research concerning William Hogarth. Boxes 1-4 hold letters by and to Dobson. These consist almost entirely of letters by Dobson, and recipients include: C. B. Foote; H. Buxton Freeman; Edmund Gosse; William Heinemann; E. V. Lucas; Sir...
Dates: 1866-1930, bulk 1880-1910
George Eliot and George Henry Lewes collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 963
Overview: The collection includes correspondence by, to and about George Eliot and George Henry Lewes. There are four journals, one diary, several notebooks with notes for a projected novel, quotes, poetry, and early school essays all belonging to George Eliot, accompanied by reviews and scripts of dramatizations of Daniel Deronda in the 1920s and 1970s. With three journals, nine diaries, and notebooks with research notes belonging to George Henry Lewes, accompanied by...
Manuscripts in the Richard Gimbel Collection of Charles Dickens
Call Number: GEN MSS 1998
Overview: Manuscripts, letters, and documents by English writer and social critic Charles Dickens, 1830-1870, collected by Richard Gimbel. Also included is Gimbel's collection of Dickensiana, 1772-1969, which consists of books, periodicals, printed ephemera, prints and stray plates, photographs, mass-produced objects, manuscripts, letters and documents, paintings and drawings, and relics and association items not created by Dickens but still relating to him. Present are letters from Dickens...
Frederic M. Halford papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1612
Scope and Contents: Drafts of books by Halford on dry-fly fishing and creation of artificial flies, and a draft of an autobiography, 1886-1912; scrapbooks containing clippings of reviews of books by Halford, 1897-1911, and clippings of obituaries and other articles about Halford, 1914-1915; and papers of Ellen Horne Kemp, 1896-1907, consisting of proofs of illustrations for books by Halford and related notes. Most drafts by Halford are autograph manuscript or typescript, with revisions and printer’s annotations,...
Dates: 1886-1970, bulk 1886-1914
Andrew Lang collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1109
Overview: The collection contains autograph letters, signed, written by Andrew Lang to acquaintances and colleagues, a photograph of Lang, and a small group of autograph manuscripts.
Frederick Locker-Lampson Correspondence
Call Number: OSB MSS 152
Overview: The Frederick Locker-Lampson Correspondence is a collection of over 2,000 letters, accompanied by a few manuscripts and family papers, consisting primarily of letters received by Frederick Locker-Lampson. In addition to substantial quantities of letters from members of his immediate and extended families, the collection contains letters from scores of English literary figures, including F.T. Palgrave, Simeon Solomon, James Gibbs, and Richard Garnett. Some of Locker-Lampson's better-known...
Dates: 1770-1897, bulk 1853-1885
Florence Marryat collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 994
Overview: The collection contains correspondence, literary manuscripts, printed ephemera, photographs, drawings and watercolors, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting the life and career of English author and actress Florence Marryat. Visual materials include a wide selection of portraits of Marryat, and drawings and photographs from her time living in South Asia with her first husband; among those are a watercolor portrait of the martyred Sergeant-Major John Lilley (died while imprisioned in Mhow,...
William Morris collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 45
Overview: The collection consists of seven letters written by William Morris to friends and acquaintances, and a group of autograph manuscripts by Morris. One manuscript, "The Wood Beyond the World," is accompanied by a drawing made for the book by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, and two impressions of the resulting engraving. Also present is a letter to the American collector Dean Sage regarding one of the manuscripts.
Caroline Sheridan Norton collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 260
Overview: The collection contains letters and writings by or about Caroline Sheridan Norton. The letters are to recipients such as Robert Browning, Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell, Mrs. Catherine Gore, Nathaniel Ogle, Lady Anna Stirling Maxwell, and Frances Trollope, as well as a letter to William Francis Cowper-Temple concerning the death of his uncle, Lord Melbourne. Writings include several autograph poems, and the autograph manuscript of "Love in the World," a novel written when Norton was a young girl.
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 (who...
Dates: 1826-1949, bulk 1840-1885
William Makepeace Thackeray collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1101
Overview: 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,...