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|Named Person:||Jane Welsh Carlyle; Thomas Carlyle; Margaret Fuller; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev; Basil Montagu; Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Charles Dickens; Robert Peel; Frederick, King of Prussia; Henry Larkin; David Alec Wilson; Barry Cornwall; Robert Browning; John Reuben Thompson; Richard Owen; O M Mitchel; Walter Savage Landor; Frederic Chapman; James Aitkin; Thomas Erskine; Clyde de L Ryals; William Maccall; Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Baron|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
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|Notes:||Includes material comprising the Clyde Ryals collection of the letters of Thomas Carlyle.|
Correspondents include Carlyle's secretary, Henry Larkin; John Fergusson; Thomas Murray; Basil Montagu; Bryan Waller Procter ("Barry Cornwall"); Thomas Erskine; Richard Owen; Frederic Chapman; William McCall; and John Reuben Thomas.
Includes an August 1863 letter from Carlyle likely directed to Virginia devine and abolitionist Moncure Conway, who travelled to London in 1863 armed with letters of introduction from his mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Also included is a volume of clippings on Carlyle's life and work compiled by his biographer, David Alec Wilson, as well as fragments of Carlyle's writings including his broadside SHOOTING NIAGARA: AND AFTER? and his HISTORY OF FREDERICH II OF PRUSSIA. Also contains a photograph showing part of Carlyle's study.
The unprocessed material in the collection (13 items, 1845-1893 and n.d.) includes miscellaneous correspondence, consisting of one letter to James Aitkin; one to Sir Richard Owen concerning inviting O. M. Mitchel (an American astronomer) to lecture on the Mississippi at Somerset House; one letter from Walter Savage Landor prior to Carlyle's only visit with Landor; one letter from Carlyle to London publisher [Frederic] Chapman referring to two manuscripts by Mr. Meccall; one letter from Carlyle to Boehm; and one letter from Carlyle to John Reuben Thompson, as well as several pieces to or from unidentified correspondents. There is also a cartes-de-visite of Carlyle. Also includes a letter from Carlyle to D. B. Brightwick at Greenwood College regarding teaching virtue by example (includes published transcription).
- Carlyle, Jane Welsh, -- 1801-1866.
- Carlyle, Thomas, -- 1795-1881.
- Fuller, Margaret, -- 1810-1850.
- Victoria, -- Queen of Great Britain, -- 1819-1901 -- Coronation.
- Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, -- 1818-1883.
- Montagu, Basil, -- 1770-1851.
- Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, -- Duke of, -- 1769-1852.
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo, -- 1803-1882.
- Dickens, Charles, -- 1812-1870.
- Peel, Robert, -- 1788-1850.
- Frederick -- II, -- King of Prussia, -- 1712-1786.
- Larkin, Henry.
- Wilson, David Alec, -- 1864-1933.
- Cornwall, Barry, -- 1787-1874.
- Browning, Robert, -- 1812-1889.
- Thompson, John Reuben, -- 1823-1873.
- Owen, Richard, -- 1804-1892.
- Mitchel, O. M. -- (Ormsby MacKnight), -- 1809-1862.
- Landor, Walter Savage, -- 1775-1864.
- Chapman, Frederic, -- -1918.
- Aitkin, James.
- Erskine, Thomas, -- 1788-1870.
- Ryals, Clyde de L., -- 1928-
- Maccall, William, -- 1812-1888.
- Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, -- Baron, -- 1809-1892.
- Crimean War, 1853-1856.
- Historians -- Correspondence.
- Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England, 1819.
- Corn laws (Great Britain)
- Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.