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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.


  • 1777-1889

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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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.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*44M-207F-*44M-221F. Gift of Herbert L. Carlebach, 60 Broad Street New York, N.Y.; received: 1944 December 7.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. William Makepeace Thackeray lecture on George III and other papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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