Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: William Makepeace Thackeray, correspondence and literary manuscripts with related material

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Title: William Makepeace Thackeray, correspondence and literary manuscripts with related material

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 19c Thackeray

Creator(s): Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863)

Date: c.1835-1860

Main language: English

Size and medium: 1 box and 1 envelope, manuscript and typescript

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/7446 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

Comprises: (1) 26 letters and manuscripts dated 1835-1860, guarded in order and bound in 1 vol., accompanied by an annotated typed list of contents by Dr Eric Millar and the bill for the cost of binding dated 14 Nov 1946; the manuscripts comprise the ballads 'The three sailors' and 'The caique' (the latter with an original drawing), and a page of the manuscript of the novel 'Philip'; (2) 1 autograph sketch for the penultimate illustration in 'Vanity Fair', ca. 1847, together with a photocopy of the same illustration as printed, with the caption 'Becky's second appearance in the character of Clytemnestra'

The volume is finely bound in dark green Cape Levant Morocco gilt, lettered 'ORIGINAL LETTERS AND MSS. OF W.M. THACKERAY' and held in a brown solander box made in art canvas

Administrative or biographical history

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), the novelist, best-known for his 'Vanity Fair', 1847-1848. For full details of his life and work see the 'Dictionary of National Biography'.

Provenance

Dr Millar's list of contents in most cases notes the seller from whom he bought the items.

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