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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1826

Lear family correspondence

Consists of 18 signed manuscript letters exchanged between members of the Lear family. Correspondents are as follows:

Edward Lear (1812-1888); Ann Lear (1791-1861), sister; Sarah Lear (1794-1873), sister, married to Charles H. Street; Mary Lear (1796-1861), sister, married to Richard Boswell; Eleanor Lear (1799-1885), sister, married to William Newsom; Frederick Lear (1805-1880), brother; Fanny, possibly Fanny Drewitt Coombe, a family friend.

Dates

  • 1847-1873

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

.1 linear feet (1 folder)

Biographical / Historical

Lear was an English poet and artist.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of creator, thereunder alphabetically by name of recipient, thereunder chronologically.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003M-27. Gift of Virginia Schaper, 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael Austin, 2018.
Link to catalog
Title
Lear family. Lear family correspondence, 1847-1873 (MS Eng 1826): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Michael Austin
Date
2018 June 14
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02957

Repository Details

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