Black, William, 1841-1898

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William Black was born in Scotland; his earliest ambition was to be a painter, but he had no success, and took to journalism. While working for London's Daily Star, he covered the Austro-Prussian war from the front, and was taken captive. Afterward, he continued to work in journalism while devoting himself to novels; he eventually became a popular success, notably for his adventure novels set in Scotland.

From the description of William Black letter to Mrs. Jeaffreson, circa 1880 Dec. 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62736210

Scottish journalist and novelist.

From the description of Portrait of William Black [manuscript], ca. 1877-1883. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647828178

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creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Romeo & Juliet : a tale of two young fools : manuscript, 1886. Princeton University Library
creatorOf McCabe, W. Gordon (William Gordon), 1841-1920. Papers of W. Gordon McCabe [manuscript], 1757-1920. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf William Black letters, 1872-1875 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt & Son correspondence, 1883-1917. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Harte, Bret, 1836-1902. Autograph letter signed : to William Black, 1879 Feb. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. William Black letter to Mrs. Jeaffreson, circa 1880 Dec. 22. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. White wings : a yachting romance : manuscript, [188-?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Shepard, Charles O., 1840-1928. Charles O. Shepard papers, 1862-1914. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn John Endicott Peabody autograph album, 1816-1885. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Sunrise : [draft of the novel] / by William Black.
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. White Heather : manuscript, 1885. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Three feathers : manuscript, 1875. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Macleod of Dare : manuscript, n.d. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Photographs, prints, and drawings, ca. 1600-1936 (inclusive), 1861-1936 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900. Correspondence of R.D. Blackmore [manuscript] 1858-99. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Portrait of William Black [manuscript], ca. 1877-1883. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Letter to [?]. London, Eng. [18--] Apr. 25. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Letter from William Black, with related material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Letter to [Walter] Besant. Brighton, Eng. [1885?] June 21. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898,. Autograph letter signed from William Black, Brighton, to William Winter [manuscript], 1911 October 4 Sunday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Ladies club : manuscript, [188-?] / by William Black. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898,. Autograph letter signed from William Black to James [manuscript], [19th century]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Stand fast, Craig-Royston! : a novel : manuscript, 1889 / by William Black. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. William Black letter to James R. Osgood? : Brighton, Eng. : ALS, 1889 Feb. 14. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. The handsome Humes : manuscript, 1892. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Mack, Florence,. Autographs. Colorado College, Tutt Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898,. Autograph letters signed from William Black, London, to Lilian Adelaide Neilson [manuscript], [1868?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn English literature mss., ca. 1750-ca. 1979 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Parrish, Morris Longstreth, 1867-1944,. Morris L. Parrish collection of Victorian novelists, 1806-1958 (bulk 1830s-1930s). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Letter to James [?]. Brighton, Eng. [1891?] June 3. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912. Letters, [ca. 1894-1896]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. William Black letter : Glasgow : ALS, 1863 Oct. 15. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn John Lawrence Toole autograph collection, 1750-1903 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Mad cap Violet : manuscript, [1897]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn A. P. Watt & Son, 1883-1917. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Black, William, 1841-1898. Judith Shakespeare [manuscript] : her love-affairs and other adventures, [ca.1884] / by William Black. Folger Shakespeare Library
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith A.P. Watt (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901, person
associatedWith Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900. person
associatedWith Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, person
associatedWith Harte, Bret, 1836-1902. person
associatedWith Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912. person
associatedWith Mack, Florence, person
associatedWith Marston, Robert Bright, 1853-1927 person
associatedWith Marston, Westland, 1819-1890 person
associatedWith McCabe, W. Gordon (William Gordon), 1841-1920. person
associatedWith Morten, Thomas, 1836-1866 person
correspondedWith Neilson, Adelaide, 1848-1880 person
associatedWith Ogden, C. K. (Charles Kay), 1889-1957. person
associatedWith Osgood, James R. (James Ripley), 1836-1892. person
associatedWith Parrish, Morris Longstreth, 1867-1944, person
associatedWith Peabody, John Endicott, 1853-1921 person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Shakespeare, Judith, 1585-1662 person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Shepard, Charles O., 1840-1928. person
correspondedWith Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906 person
associatedWith Wainwright, Alexander D., person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
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Great Britain
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Novelists, English--19th century--Manuscripts
Portraits, British 19th century
Novelists, Scottish--19th century--Manuscripts
Rosalind (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
Letters--19th century
Novels
Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Woodburytype
Autographs
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Birth 1841-11-13

Death 1898-12-10

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