Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Wright mss., 1878-1907, are letters and papers of Thomas Wright, 1859-1936, relating to his The Life of Walter Pater ... (London, Everett & Co., 1907), 2 volumes.

The collection consists principally of letters to Wright from John Rainier McQueen, schoolmate of Pater's at King's School, Canterbury, and at Oxford University. They are concerned in the main with boyhood reminiscences of Pater. There is also a copy of a poem, "John by the Side of John" by McQueen.

Included also are letters to Wright from William Kyle Westwood Chafy, another schoolmate, Arthur J. Galpin, headmaster of King's School, Montague Henry Noel, vicar of St. Barnabas, Oxford, Clara A. Pater and H. M. Pater, sisters of Walter Horatio Pater, and others.

Collection size: 57 items

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