Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865

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Birth 1810-09-29
Death 1865-11-12

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English novelist.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (15) and autograph documents signed (3) : to Edward Chapman, [ca. 1848] Mar. 21-1859 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589125

From the description of Letter, n.y. August 31, [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 122625403

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Manchester, to [the Rev. John Pierpont], 1841 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269573768

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lea Hurst, to Mrs. William Shaen, 1854 Oct. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878485

Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell was celebrated for her well-written novels and stories of the English Industrial Revolution. Infused with humor, social commentary, and keen observations, the stories feature strong female characters and believable plots. Her reputation as a writer continues to evolve.

From the description of Elizabeth Gaskell letter to Mrs. James, [1851] Sept. 1. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52734414

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, English novelist and short-story writer. She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Brontë.

From the description of Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell manuscript material : 2 items, 1849-1860 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 232476974

English author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Silverdale, to Miss [Mary] Taylor, a friend of Charlotte Brontë, "till Sept. 4" [1855]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870855

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Knutsford, to Mrs. [Maria] James, [1855] Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870854


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