Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

PETERSEN MSS.

The Petersen mss., 1781-1935, is a collection of letters from thirty-nine British writers to various friends and associates. Among the authors present are Christopher Anstey, F. Anstey, Clara Lucas Balfour, Shirley Brooks, Sir Francis Cowley Burnand, Sir Henry Channon, Lady Cynthia Crewe-Milnes Colville, Victoria Cross, Lady Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake, Margaret Scott Gatty (Mrs. Alfred Gatty), Samuel Carter Hall, Theodore Edward Hook; Baron Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton; William Jerdan, Richard Payne Knight, Mark Lemon, Sir Theodore Martin, Friedrich Max Műller; Alfred Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe; Caroline Sheridan Norton, Oliver Onions, Francis Turner Palgrave, John William Parker, Edward Hayes Plumptre, Adelaide Anne Procter, James Pycroft, Ernest Raymond, George Barnett Smith; Hallam Tennyson, Baron Tennyson; Henry Thompson, Edward Walford, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward (Mrs. Humphry Ward), and Harrison Weir. The collection is in chronological order except that Mrs. Humphry Ward's letter is in a separate folder accompanied by some printed items about her. An index of the letters is available.

Purchase. Scott Petersen. Chicago, IL 1994

Index

  • Anstey, Christopher, 1724-1805
    • 1781, Aug. 4. To [?]
  • Anstey, F., 1856-1934
    • 1894, Aug. 22. To Lady Lyell
    • 1899, Oct. 1. To Roy Coventry
  • Balfour, Clara Lucas, 1808-1878
    • 1854, Aug. 23. To Lord Alfred Paddington
  • Brooks, Shirley, 1815-1874
    • [1857]. To Lucas
  • Burnand, F.C. (Francis Cowley), Sir, 1836-1917
    • 1878, Sept. 7. To Benington Foote
  • Channon, Henry, Sir, 1897-1958
    • n.d. To [?]
  • Colville, Cynthia Crewe-Milnes, Lady, 1884-1968
    • 1931, Oct. 17. To John Wilson
  • Cross, Victoria, 1868-1952
    • 1924, Sept. 5. To Mr. Stokes
  • Eastlake, Elizabeth Rigby, Lady, 1809-1893
    • 1870, Feb. 8. To Lady Florence Bell
  • Gatty, Margaret Scott, 1809-1873
    • 1866, Sept. 19. To Mr. Brewin
  • Hall, S.C. (Samuel Carter), 1800-1889
    • 1873, Dec. 31. To John Colborne
  • Hook, Theodore Edward, 1788-1841
    • n.d. To [?]
  • Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, baron, 1809-1885
    • n.d. To Larracliffe
  • Jerdan, William, 1728-1869
    • 1853, Feb. 11. To [?]
  • Knight, Richard Payne, 1750-1824
    • n.d. To [?]
  • Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870
    • n.d. To Bell
  • Martin, Theodore, Sir, 1816-1909
    • n.d. To James Maitland?
  • Műller, F. Max (Friedrich Max), 1823- 1900
    • 1895, Mar. 19. To [?]
  • Northcliffe, Alfred Harmsworth, viscount, 1865-1922
    • 1900, Jan. 1. To Sladen
  • Norton, Caroline Sheridan, 1808-1877
    • n.d. To [Henry] Reeve
    • n.d. To [?]
  • Onions, Oliver, 1873-1961
    • 1913, Aug. 7. To [?]
  • Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897
    • n.d. To Madame Mohl
  • Parker, John William, 1792-1870
    • 1853, Mar. 4. To [?]
  • Plumptre, E.H. (Edward Hayes), 1821-1891
    • 1884, Dec. 8. To [?]
  • Procter, Adelaide Anne, 1825-1864
    • [1850]. To Mrs. Hawes
  • Pycroft, James, 1813-1895
    • 1840, Nov. 19. To Mitford
  • Raymond, Ernest, 1888-1974
    • 1935, Mar. 17. To Hannah
  • Schmalz, Herbert Gustav, 1856-1935
    • 1899, July 21. To Miss Sammin
  • Smith, George Barnett, 1841-1909
    • 1879, June 2; n.d. To Julia Goddard
  • Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson, baron, 1852-1928
    • 1893, Dec. 4. To John Haines
  • Thompson, Henry, 1797-1878
    • 1838, Jan. 10. To William Elliott Oliver
  • Walford, Edward, 1823-1897
    • n.d. (2). To [Julia] Goddard
  • Ward, Mary Augusta (Arnold), 1851-1920
    • 1892, Nov. 18. To T. Cook
  • Weir, Harrison, 1824-1906
    • 1877, July 14. To J.J. DuBois

Collection size: 52 items

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