George Eliot and George Henry Lewes collection 1834-1981

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George Eliot and George Henry Lewes collection, 1834-1981

George Eliot and George Henry Lewes collection 1834-1981

The collection includes correspondence by, to and about Eliot and Lewes. There are 4 journals, 1 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 3 journals, 9 diaries, and notebooks with research notes belonging to George Henry Lewes, accompanied by miscellaneous writings, including several chapters of Problems of Life and Mind. There is also printed material, reviews, memorabilia, and photograph portraits of Eliot and Lewes as well as artwork by others. Principal correspondents include members of the Lewes family, Caroline and Charles Bray, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, John Chapman, Anna Chalmers and J. W. Cross, Alexandre D'Albert-Durade, Frederic Harrison, Sara Sophia Hennell, Frances Lucy Evans Houghton, Maria Lewis, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Herbert Spencer, and Anthony Trollope.

Linear Feet: 14.3

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Lewes, Thornton

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Chapman, John, 1822-1894

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English physician, author, and editor of "The Westminster Review." From the description of John Chapman collection, 1851-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81538744 From the description of John Chapman collection, 1851-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148215 Epithet: physician, author and editor of the Westminster Review British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000688.0x0001e1 ...

Cross, Anna Chalmers, 1813-1878.

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Lewes, Herbert Arthur, 1846-1875.

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Burne-Jones, Georgiana, Lady, 1840-1920

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Wife of Edward Burne-Jones. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Littlehampton, to [John Ruskin], 1864 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 758004395 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to [John Ruskin], 1863 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 758003392 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to [John Ruskin], 1862 Aug 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 758012292 From the description...

Lewes, Charles Lee, 1843-1891

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Epithet: of the General Post Office British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000361.0x000122 ...

Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Earl of, 1831-1891

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Lucile was first published in 1860. From the description of Lucile : manuscript, [not before 1860] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612820220 Lytton, the son of novelist and dramatist Edward Bulwer Lytton (1803-1873), was a British statesman and poet who published as Owen Meredith. From the description of Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton letter to Dear Madam, 1886. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70254731 From the descr...

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Baron, 1834-1902

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English historian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Dr. Northcote, 1862 Mar. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129748 John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, the first Baron Acton, was an English aristocrat and historian. His Catholicism influenced his early life, and he travelled throughout Western Europe and the United States. He had a brief Parliamentary career, but remained an important advisor to the Liberal government of William Gladstone. He wro...

Eliot, George, 1819-1880

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Born Mary Ann Evans in 1819, George Eliot was the daughter of a land agent who managed estates in the rural midlands, a formative experience that gave her an insight into country society that later greatly influenced and enriched her first works of fiction. At different times of her life, she also spelled her name as Mary Anne, Marian, and Marianne, adopting the pen-name of Eliot only after her first work of fiction was published in 1857. Eliot was brought up in a narrow...

Lewes, Gertrude

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Epithet: née Hill; widow of Charles Lee Lewes (d. 1891) daughter-in-law of G H Lewes and sister of Miss Octavia Hill British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000361.0x00012d ...

Lewes, Edgar James, d. 1836?

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Lewes, George Henry, 1817-1878

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Epithet: author; of Add MS 37193 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000361.0x000125 English author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to the Reverend M.D. Conway, 186? Friday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590727 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Alexander Main, 1871 Sept. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590731 From the de...

Browning, Oscar, 1837-1923

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Oscar Browning (1837-1923), historian, was born in London on 17 January 1837. He attended Eton from 1850, and entered King's College, Cambridge, in 1856, where he became a fellow in 1859. He was assistant master at Eton, 1860-1875, before returning to King's, where he was appointed a lecturer in history in 1880. He became a university lecturer in 1883, and was principal of the Cambridge University day training college for teachers, which he was chiefly responsible for founding, 1891-1909. He lef...

Hennell, Sara S.

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Epithet: theological writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000390.0x0003a0 ...

Cross, J. W. (John Walter), 1840-1924

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Bray, Caroline, 1814-1905.

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Bodichon, Barbara Leigh Smith, 1827-1891

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Barbara Bodichon (nee Leigh Smith) was born on 8 April 1827 at Whatlington, Sussex, sister of the Arctic explorer, Benjamin Leigh Smith (1828-1913). She was educated privately and studied political economy, law and art at Bedford Square Ladies College, London, becoming a painter of some renown. After receiving an endowment from her father, she established her own progressive school in London, later known as the Portman Hall School. During the 1850s, she concentrated on the campaign ...

Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923

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A contemporary of John Ruskin and John Stuart Mill, Frederic Harrison strongly influenced English politics and philosophy in the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth-century. The positivist movement gained prominence through Harrison's political activity, writings and teachings. He was also very active in the labor movement and fought for greater worker's rights in England. Harrison was introduced to positivism as a student at Oxford. Venerating humanity over deity, positivism created controversy i...

Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882

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Trollope was born on Apr. 24, 1815 in London, England; attended Winchester and Harrow; worked as a junior clerk in the General Post Office and was then transferred as a postal surveyor to Ireland; in 1859 he moved back to London, resigning from the civil service in 1867; stood unsuccessfully as a Liberal candidate for Parliament in 1868; became a novelist, known for his Barsetshire and Palliser series of novels, among others; individual novels include: Barchester Towers (1857), Can you forgive h...

Bray, Charles, 1811-1884

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Houghton, Frances Lucy Evans, 1805-1882.

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Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

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Born 1820; educated at Hinton Charterhouse near Bath, 1833-1836; assistant schoolmaster at Derby, 1837; worked as a draftsman and engineer during the building of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, 1837-1841; sub-editor of the Pilot , the organ of the Complete Suffrage Movement, 1844; occupied himself anew with engineering, 1844-1846, and experimented with mechanical inventions, 1846-1847; sub-editor of The Economist in London, 1848-1853; visited house of John Chapman, the advanced publisher,...

D'Albert-Durade, Alexandre Louis Francois, 1804-1886.

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Lewis, Maria, 1800?-1887.

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