William Moy Thomas Papers

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William Moy Thomas papers
Creator: Thomas, W. Moy (William Moy), 1828-1910
Call Number: D.3
Dates: 1856-1903
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: William Moy Thomas papers
Creator: Thomas, W. Moy (William Moy), 1828-1910
Call Number: D.3
Dates: 1856-1903
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
William Moy Thomas was born on January 3, 1828 in Hackney, Middlesex to Harriet Theresa Thomas and Moy Thomas (1787-1844), a solicitor and vestry clerk at St. Mary Woolnoth church in London. Thomas was a novelist and journalist who contributed to Household Words, 1851-1858, after being introduced to Charles Dickens by Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd. Additionally, Thomas was a drama critic for the Daily News and was the first editor of Cassell's Magazine. He published novels and tales as well as re-edited the Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, in 1861. He was also the private secretary to Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, the radical politician and proprietor of the Atheneum and Notes and Queries. On September 27, 1846, Thomas married the daughter of Commander Francis Higginson, Sara Maria Higginson (1828-1918), with whom Thomas had seven children, including Frederick Moy Thomas and Amy Thomas, a French scholar. Thomas died after a long illness, on July 21, 1910.

Scope and Content
The William Moy Thomas Papers are comprised of one box containing letters written to Moy Thomas concerning drama, the copyright laws, and frequently contain requests for favors from him in his position as theatre critic. The greatest concentration of letters falls in the years between 1880-1893.

Subject(s):
England
Theater
Correspondence
Thomas, W. Moy (William Moy), 1828-1910
Authors, English
Access
The William Moy Thomas papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], William Moy Thomas papers, D.3, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1-9Correspondence, 1853-1875, 1877-1894, 1896-1903
Box 1, Folder 10-12Correspondence, undated
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence, unidentified
Box 1, Folder 14-15Newspaper clippings
The second folder includes photocopies



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