Meredith, George, 1828-1909

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Dates:
Birth 1828-02-12
Death 1909-05-18
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

George Meredith (1828-1909), the novelist and poet. For a full account and assessment of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography

From the guide to the Miscellaneous letters, manuscripts, and press-cuttings relating to George Meredith, ca.1890-1914, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

Epithet: novelist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000750.0x00013f

George Meredith was born in Portsmouth on 12 February 1828. He received his education at St Paul's School, Southsea and at the Moravian School at Neuwied on the Rhine, 1842-1844. Meredith returned to England in 1844, where he was articled to a solicitor in London, under whose encouragement Meredith began to write poetry. He contributed to Chambers Edinburgh Journal . In 1860 Meredith became a reader for the publishing company, Chapman and Hall. During his life he wrote poetry, seven novels and contributed essays to periodicals. After 1895 Meredith stopped writing prose, but continued to write poetry. His last collection of poems was published in 1901. In 1905 he was awarded the Order of Merit. George Meredith died on 18 May 1909.

From the guide to the Meredith, George, 1891-1901, (Senate House Library, University of London)

George Meredith was an innovative British author of the Victorian era. Born in Portsmouth, little is known of his youth, but he was educated at several schools in England and Germany before being articled to a London solicitor. Meredith had little interest in the law, but was introduced to London's literary society and began to write. He eventually developed a reputation as a major novelist and noted poet, as well as writing short fiction, and working as a journalist, editor, and publisher's reader. His reputation among other writers was notable, and his work influenced a generation of authors, including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and E.M. Forster.

From the description of George Meredith letter to Dear sir, 1909 Jan. 8. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 85869683

English novelist and poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dorking, to Frederick Sandys, 1894 Dec. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 603536791

From the description of Letter signed : Box Hill, Dorking, to Monsieur Davray, [1897] Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270639297

From the description of [Letters and photograph] / George Meredith. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 225163088

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Box Hill, Dorking, to "Sir Reynard" [Edward Clodd], 1908 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871523

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Box Hill, Dorking, to [George] Stevenson, 1887 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871521

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Box Hill, Dorking, to an unidentified aspiring novelist, 1892 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871520

George Meredith, English novelist and poet.

From the description of George Meredith manuscript material : 1 item, 1880's-1890's? (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 769468402

English novelist.

From the description of Autograph postal card signed with initials : Dorking, to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1898 Oct. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270638835

English author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to G. W. Hallam, 1889 May. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845193

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tunbridge Wells, to "Frank", [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845203

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Box Hill, Dorking, to Mrs. Willmott, 1889 Aug. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845207

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Box Hill, Dorking, to James Payn, 1891 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845201

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boxhill, Dorking, to "Dearest Tuck", 1871 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845197

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dorking, Surrey, to an unidentified recipient, 1893 Sept. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845218

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Box Hill, Dorking, to Grant Richards, 1900 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845221

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Box Hill, Dorking, to J.M. Barrie, 1888 Oct. 22, 1891 Dec. 3 and 1893 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845223

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Box Hill, Dorking, to E. Charles Thompson, 1890 Nov. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845210

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Henry William Massingham, [1898]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845213

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Subjects:

  • Women--History
  • Letters 20th century
  • Novelists, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Male authors, English--Correspondence
  • Authors and publishers
  • Copyright
  • Poets, English--20th century
  • English poetry--20th century
  • 1890.11.20
  • Charities
  • Poets, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Letters--20th century
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • English literature 19th century History and criticism
  • Literature

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  • Trinidad, the Carribean (as recorded)
  • Yugoslavia, Europe (as recorded)
  • Bolton Percy, West Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • New Zealand, Australia (as recorded)
  • Switzerland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (as recorded)
  • Portugal, Europe (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Nevis, West Indies (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Royston, Hertfordshire (as recorded)
  • Austria, Europe (as recorded)