Letters of British authors, 1770-1915.


Letters of British authors, 1770-1915.

The collection comprises 150 letters sent by 73 persons. The letters are dated from 1770 to 1915, with the bulk from the 1840s to the 1890s. Three letters are dated from 1770, 1791 and 1798, and 24 are from the first quarter of the 20th century. The authors of the letters cover a large variety of activities and professions, including British editors, publishers, lecturers, writers, art critics, politicians, mathematicians, archaeologists, antiquarians, botanists, naturalists, educational writers, authors on architecture and of dictionaries. Among the most significant letters are those signed by the biographer Mackenzie Bell to William Michael Rossetti (1), the art historian John Britton (4), the lecturer William Kingdon Clifford (a manuscript page), the writer Louisa Stuart Costello (6), the publisher Robert Duncan(?) (1), the archaeologists Sir Arthur John Evans (2) and Sir John Evans (5), the biographer James Granger (1), the antiquarian Thomas Leman (1), the biographer Henry Currie Marillier (2), the author on architecture John Henry Parker (1), the popular science lecturer John Henry Pepper (2), the archaeologist Frederick George Hilton Price (2), the art dictionaries author Samuel Redgrave (2), the Irish poet and lecturer George William Russell 5), the editor William Noel Sainsbury (2), the biographic dictionary author Thomas Humphrey Ward (7), the archaeologist Albert Way (6), the poet Frederick Edward Weatherby (1, including verses and illustration), and the art critic and writer Sir Frederick Wedmore (7).

150 items (316 p.)


SNAC Resource ID: 8307222

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Bell, Mackenzie, 1856-1930

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Mackenzie Bell was born in 1856 in Liverpool, England; he settled in London in 1884; the same year saw the publication of his book, Charles Whitehead : a forgotten genius; wrote critical articles for Academy, Speaker, Temple Bar and other publications; became a member of the Reform Club; other published works include Verses of varied life (1882), Spring's immortality : and other poems (1893), and Christina Rossetti : a biographical and critical study; he died in 1930. From the descri...

Russell, George William, 1867-1935

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George William Russell was an Irish poet, journalist, nationalist, mystic and painter, known by the pseudonym "AE". A theosophist, he was, with W.B. Yeats, a leader of the Irish Renaissance and a co-founder of Dublin's Abbey Theatre. He edited "Irish Homestead" (1906-1923) and the "Irish Statesman" (1923-1930). He published works on religion and Irish politics, as well as numerous books of verse. The University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections has a mandate to acquire literary papers. ...

Price, F. G. Hilton (Frederick George Hilton), 1842-1909

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Sainsbury, William Noël, 1825-1895

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Assistant keeper of Her Majesty's public records, Public Record Office, London. From the description of Calendar of state papers, colonial reviews : scrapbook, 1861-1894. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58775600 ...

Evans, John, Sir, 1823-1908

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Costello, Louisa Stuart, 1799-1870

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Epithet: of Egerton MS 2840 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000572.0x000298 Unknown. From the description of Papers 1825-1868. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 46713964 British author. From the description of Letter : Richmond Green, to unidentified correspondent, [18--] Thursday. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 29526362 Epithet: author British ...

Britton, John, 1771-1857

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John Britton, English antiquarian and topographer. Often with his friend Edward Wedlake Brayley, he produced many works on British topography and antiquities, including: The Beauties of England and Wales (1800) ; Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain (1807-1814) ; and the Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages (1831-8). From the guide to the John Britton manuscript material : 1 item, 1844, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of...

Ward, Thomas Humphry, 1845-1926

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Epithet: journalist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x00033c Epithet: of Add MS 39041 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x0003db English poet. From the description of Thomas Humphry Ward correspondence, no year May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981310 Epithet: author British ...

Way, Albert, 1805-1874

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British antiquary. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, ca. 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83030627 Epithet: Director, Society of Antiquaries British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000979.0x000293 English archaeologist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Wonham Manor, Reigate, to "Dear Sir", 1860 Aug. 6 and 10 and Oct. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id...

Redgrave, Samuel, 1802-1876

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English writer on art. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kensington [London], to an unidentified correspondent, 1845 May 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616488 ...

Weatherby, Frederick Edward, 1848-

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Pepper, John Henry, 1821-1900

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Evans, Arthur, Sir, 1851-1941

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Epithet: Knight 1911. Poem in memory of E A British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x0002a8 Epithet: Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum; Knight 1911 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x0002a7 ...

Clifford, William Kingdon, 1845-1879

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William Kingdon Clifford FRS (4 May 1845 – 3 March 1879) was an English mathematician and philosopher. Building on the work of Hermann Grassmann, he introduced what is now termed geometric algebra, a special case of the Clifford algebra named in his honour. The operations of geometric algebra have the effect of mirroring, rotating, translating, and mapping the geometric objects that are being modelled to new positions. Clifford algebras in general and geometric algebra in particular have been of...

Parker, John Henry, 1806-1884

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London bookseller and publisher. From the description of John Henry Parker correspondence, 1828-1845. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 320762161 ...

Wedmore, Frederick, Sir, 1844-1921

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Granger, James, 1723-1776

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Leman, Thomas, 1751-1826

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Marillier, H.C. (Henry Currie), 1865-1951

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