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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 881

William Makepeace Thackeray miscellaneous papers

Overview

Letters and other papers of the English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray.

Dates

  • 1838-1861

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)
Letters from Thackeray to various correspondents, including several to Charlotte Thackeray Ritchie and William Webb Follett Synge. Also includes a literary excerpt and photographs of portraits of Thackeray.

Biographical / Historical

Thackeray was an English novelist and short-story writer, most famous for the novel Vanity Fair.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by recipient or title, with photographs listed at the end.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.
Title
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. William Makepeace Thackeray miscellaneous papers, 1838-1861: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01463

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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