Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Rose mss., 1866-1878, are letters written by George Rose, 1817-1882, author. Some of the letters are signed with his pseudonym of Arthur Sketchley. They are concerned with invitations to dinner, the publication of "A Marriage of Conscience," the character of Mrs. Brown used in some of his writings, references to Thomas Hood and Edgar Allan Poe, and an apology directed toward the "venerable relative" of a friend. Most of the letters are written from 96, Gloucester Place, Portman Square, London. The one letter written from Liverpool speaks of the place as "an awful town for poverty & crime."

Accompanying the collection is a sketch by Alfred Bryan entitled "Mr. Arthur Sketchley, A Full-blown Rose" clipped from a newspaper which came from the scrapbook of the artist.

Collection size: 8 items

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