Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881

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Dates:
Birth 1795-12-04
Death 1881-02-05
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Scottish historian and social critic considered the most important philosophical moralist of the early Victorian age.

From the description of Letter, 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122461042

Scottish essayist and historian.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Gt. Malvern, to Robert Browning, 1851 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133400

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chelsea, London, to William Tait, 1834 Sept. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133349

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chelsea, to James Hannay, 1854 July 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133348

English essayist.

From the description of Thomas Carlyle letter, 1846 Jan. 23. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936982

John Langton Sandford was a law student and historian who gave Carlyle much barely acknowledged assistance in his revision of Oliver Cromwell's letters and speeches.

From the description of Letter : Chelsea, to J[ohn] Langton Sandford, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, [London], 1846 Jan. 12. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 37295367

Thomas Carlyle, Scottish Victorian author, biographer, and historian, author of Sartor Resartus.

From the guide to the Thomas Carlyle manuscript material : 1 item, 1863, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

From the description of Thomas Carlyle manuscript material : 1 item, 1863 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 81895981

Thomas Carlyle, British historian and author.

From the description of Letter : Cheyne Row, Chelsea, to A. P. Stanley, 1844 Mar 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179348

Scottish essayist & historian.

From the description of Papers of Thomas Carlyle [manuscript], 1841-1873. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647820181

Author Thomas Carlyle was a pivotal figure in Victorian literature and society. In novels, histories, correspondence, and especially biographies, his philosophy and orderly thought influenced countless writers and the mores of an era. Changeable, temperamental, and enigmatic, he remains a controversial and problematic figure remembered for the strength of his personality and enduring influence rather than his large and varied body of written work.

From the description of Thomas Carlyle letter to Mrs. Rich, after 1870? (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60718013

From the description of Thomas Carlyle letters, 1863-1872. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53150156

Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish writer and historian of the Victorian era, as was his wife Jane Welsh Carlyle. John Patrick was a Scottish photographer.

From the description of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle photographs, late 19th century. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 184741519

British essayist and historian, of London, England.

From the description of Thomas Carlyle Papers, 1809-1927. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 78516764

From the description of Papers, 1809-1927. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19464911

From the description of Papers, 1845-1893 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 43738313

Jane Loudon was the author of The ladies' companion to the flower garden and numerous other popular works on horticulture.

From the description of Letter : 5 Cheyne Road, Chelsea, to Mrs. [Jame] Loudon, Bayswater, 26 February 1850. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 35894929

Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish essayist and historian. His "life" was written by James Anthony Fronde, who is referred to in the letters.

From the description of Letters [manuscript]. 1825-1881. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225776433

Thomas Carlyle, biographer, literary critic, and historian, was born December 4, 1795 in Ecclefechan, Scotland and died February 5, 1881. Among his writings are the literary biography The Life of Friedrich Schiller (1825), the novel Sartor Resartus (1833-1834), the series of lectures On Heroes, Hero-Worship & the Heroic in History (1840), and History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great (1858-1865).

From the guide to the Thomas Carlyle collection, circa 1750-1951, 1827-1882, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Scottish essayist, historian, and philosopher.

From the description of Thomas Carlyle collection 1795-1881 (bulk). (University of California, Santa Cruz). WorldCat record id: 18197976

Carlyle was a Scottish essayist, satirist, and historian.

From the description of Papers relating to the bequest of Carlyle's library, 1869-1894. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612883235

Thomas Carlyle, biographer, literary critic, and historian, was born December 4, 1795 in Ecclefechan, Scotland and died February 5, 1881. Among his writings are the literary biography The Life of Friedrich Schiller (1825), the series of lectures On Heroes, Hero-Worship & the Heroic in History (1840), the political and social commentary Past and Present (1843), and History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great (1858-1865).

From the description of Thomas Carlyle collection, circa 1750-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702198543

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. His best known works include Sartor Resartus (1832), The French Revolution (1837), and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (1841).

From the guide to the Thomas Carlyle Letters, 1847-1861, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Thomas Carlyle (December 4, 1795-February 5, 1881) was a Scottish writer and historian and widely influential on Victorian life and thought. He married Jane Welsh on October 17, 1826.

Jane Baillie Welsh (July 14, 1801-April 21, 1866) was the daughter of Dr. John Welsh and Grace Billie Welsh of Haddington, Scotland, where her father practiced medicine. Haddington is southeast of Edinburgh.

The marriage between Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh was a difficult one, although with her death he went into deep depression. In their married life they lived in various places in Scotland and on Cheyne Row, Chelsea, in London.

John Patrick (1830-1923) was a Scottish baker turned photographer. After maintaining photography studios in various towns in Scotland, he opened a shop in Edinburgh in May 1884 at 5 Coniston Road. Eventually his sons joined him in this enterprise. He first photographed Thomas Carlyle in 1874.

From the guide to the Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle Photographs MS 286., 1854-early 1900s, 1870-1900, (Mortimer Rare Book Room)

Thomas Carlyle was born in Ecclefechan, Annandale, Scotland on 4 December 1795. Brought up as a strict Calvinist, he was educated at the village school, Annan Academy and Edinburgh University (1809-1814) where he studied science and mathematics. After graduating from university he became a teacher at Kirkcaldy.

In 1818 he moved to Edinburgh where he worked on translating German authors. Whilst in Edinburgh he also wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia and the Edinburgh Review . After spending two years in Edinburgh he moved to an isolated hill farm, Graigenputtoch, Dumfriesshire. At Graigenputtoch he worked on the Sartor Resartus , which was published in 1836. Carlyle moved to Chelsea, London in 1834, where he continued to give lectures, write articles, essays and books on many subjects including, history, philosophy and politics. He also contributed essays to the Westminster Review . Carlyle died age 85 in London on 5 February 1881.

From the guide to the Carlyle, Thomas, 1854-1867, (Senate House Library, University of London)

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