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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 951.2

William Makepeace Thackeray lecture on George III and other papers


Includes compositions and illustrations by the English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray.


  • Creation: 1777-1889

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes the autograph manuscript of Thackeray's lecture on George III along with letters from Thackeray to various correspondents, letters from J. Pearson and Co. to George William Childs and letters from Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie to J. Pearson and Co. There are also watercolor illustrations by Thackeray for Our street, a pen and ink drawing by Thackeray for Pendennis, and a portrait photograph of Thackeray, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist. J. Pearson and Co. and George William Childs were booksellers in London. Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie was Thackeray's daughter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*44M-207F-*44M-221F. Gift of Herbert L. Carlebach, 60 Broad Street New York, N.Y.; received: 1944 December 7.

Separated Materials

This collection was separated from the William Makepeace Thackeray collection (MS Eng 951-.1, .3-.23, .25-.29). Additional materials were also separated and processed as Letters concerning William Makepeace Thackeray (MS Eng 951.24), Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. William Makepeace Thackeray lecture on George III and other papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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