Letters from celebrated authors and other eminent men, 1847-1887.

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Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872,. Letters from celebrated authors and other eminent men, 1847-1887.

Letters from celebrated authors and other eminent men, 1847-1887.

The volumes contain original letters tipped onto the leaves. The principal writers are: John Blackwood, Isaac Butt, Thomas Carlyle, Wilkie Collins, the Earl of Derby, Charles Dickens, Maria Edgeworth, John Forster, T. C. Grattan, James Hudson, G. P. R. James, Henry James, Henry L. Jephson, Charles Kent, A. W. Kinglake, Edward Lear, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Anne Lever, Samuel Lover, Lord Lytton, Lord Robert Bulwer Lytton, James McGlashan, the Earl of Malmesbury, W. H. Maxwell, Mrs. Oliphant, John L. O'Sullivan, Mortimer O'Sullivan, Edmund Phipps, W. H. Russell, George A. Sala, Peter C. Scarlett, George Smith, Alexander Spencer, William Makepeace Thackeray, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Adolphus Trollope, John Francis Waller, James Whiteside, William Henry Wills, Lascelles Wraxall, Edmund Yates, and Sir Henry Yule. Also included are a few letters to others, mostly members of Lever's family; notices of his death; and a lock of his hair (vol. 1 fol. 48).

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Hudson, James,

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