Thackeray Family Papers

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Thackeray family papers
Creator: Thackeray family
Call Number: D.51
Dates: 1788-1914
Physical Description: 1 box, 1 volume
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence of William Makepeace Thackeray
Series II: Manuscripts and sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray
Series III: Images of William Makepeace Thackeray
Series IV: Correspondence of Anne Thackeray Ritchie and others
Series V: Family papers
Collection Overview
Title: Thackeray family papers
Creator: Thackeray family
Call Number: D.51
Dates: 1788-1914
Physical Description: 1 box, 1 volume
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
The first part of the collection consists of letters written by the novelist William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863). Also here are manuscript fragments and pen and pencil sketches by Thackeray. The letters are principally from the last fifteen years of his career, after the publication of Vanity Fair, and concern his lecture tours and opinions on literary subjects. A few are rhyming and whimsical social notes.

The second part of the collection is concerned with other members of the Thackeray family. The principal correspondent is William Makepeace Thackeray's daughter, the writer, Anne Isabella (Thackeray) Ritchie (1837-1917). Her letters concern her own and other's books, her father, her philanthropies, and social engagements. There are also legal documents signed by William Makepeace Thackeray (1749-1813), the grandfather of the novelist.

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Paintings
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 1837-1919
Thackeray family
Authors, English
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Robert F. Metzdorf, May 1971; March 1875; and in honor of Mary Oemisch, September 15, 1974.Access
The Thackeray family 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
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[Item title, item date], Thackeray family papers, D.51, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence of William Makepeace Thackeray
Box 1, Folder 1William Makepeace Thackeray to Stephen Edmond Spring-Rice, August 21, 1844
Box 1, Folder 2William Makepeace Thackeray to unknown, 1850?
Box 1, Folder 3William Makepeace Thackeray to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, December 28, 1852
Box 1, Folder 4William Makepeace Thackeray to Amy Marianne (Crowe) Thackeray, 1852
Box 1, Folder 5William Makepeace Thackeray to Charles James Blomfield, bp. of London, September 1, 1853
Box 1, Folder 6William Makepeace Thackeray to Emily Jane Stewart (James), Lady Hardinge
Box 1, Folder 7William Makepeace Thackeray to William Webb Follett Synge, December 25, 1854
Box 1, Folder 8William Makepeace Thackeray to Jane (Perry) Elliot and Kate Perry, November 20-28, 1855
Box 1, Folder 9William Makepeace Thackeray to James Hannay, January 13, 1856
Box 1, Folder 10William Makepeace Thackeray to Jane (Perry) Elliot and Kate Perry, November 1856
Box 1, Folder 11William Makepeace Thackeray to Adelaide Ann Procter, April 21, 1862
Box 1, Folder 12William Makepeace Thackeray to William Howard Russell, 1863
Box 1, Folder 13William Makepeace Thackeray to John Blackwood, June 21 (no year)
Box 1, Folder 14William Makepeace Thackeray to Mr. Dean and Madame, undated
Box 1, Folder 15William Makepeace Thackeray to Mrs. Russell Sturgis, undated
Box 1, Folder 16William Makepeace Thackeray to Frederick Mullett Evans, undated
Box 1, Folder 17William Makepeace Thackeray to Sir Benjamin Hawes, undated
Box 1, Folder 18William Makepeace Thackeray to John Kenyon, undated
Box 1, Folder 19William Makepeace Thackeray to Lady Pollock, undated
Box 1, Folder 20William Makepeace Thackeray to Anne (Skepper) Procter, undated
Box 1, Folder 21William Makepeace Thackeray to Thomas James, undated
Series II: Manuscripts and sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray
Box 1, Folder 22The adventures of Philip
Manuscript page from chapter 3

Box 1, Folder 23"W.M. Thackeray original autograph manuscript account of his arrival in the U.S.A. written in Thackeray's slanting handwriting with corrections in his later vertical hand"
A note laid in by Robert Metzdorf says the manuscript is written in Eyre Crowe's hand, corrected by Thackeray. 6 pages in bound volume

Box 1, Folder 24Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray
Self caricature of William Makepeace Thackeray blowing his own horn
Pen and ink. Sheet size 15.5 x 11.5 cm.

"On these evenings Emily and Maria would often sing a duet.... The Orphan of Exeter. v.II.p.183"
Pen and ink. Sheet size 17.5 x 15.5 cm.

Several figures and a landscape
Pen and ink. Sheet size 11 x 8 cm.

Child blowing soap bubbles
Pen and ink. Sheet size 8.5 x 9.5 cm.

"Fieschi at the guillotine"
Pencil. Sheet size 16.5 x 21.5 cm.

Execution of Fieschi
On verso: Man, priest, and soldier standing at a guillotine
Pencil. Pencil. Sheet size 21 x 15.5 cm.

Box 1, Folder 25Drawings by William Makepeace Thackeray illustrating quotations of British poets
36 items
Bound volume, signed on front fly-leaf Anne Thackeray

Volume 1Documents used by William Makepeace Thackeray in writing "Roundabout papers - No. 3. On ribbons"
Cornhill Magazine, no. 5 (May, 1860)

Series III: Images of William Makepeace Thackeray
Box 1, Folder 26Contemporary photographs of William Makepeace Thackeray
Box 1, Folder 27Portraits of William Makepeace Thackeray
Reproductions

Series IV: Correspondence of Anne Thackeray Ritchie and others
Box 1, Folder 28Correspondence, 1849-1872
George Thackeray to unknown, July 24, 1849
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to unknown, January 9, 1863
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Miss Tuckett, 1870
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to William James Stillman, October 9, 1871
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to George Dunlap Leslie, June 20, 1872
Box 1, Folder 29Correspondence, 1873-1914
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Bryce, 1873
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Thomas Spring-Rice, 2nd baron Mounteagle, 1874
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Lady Metcalf, December 13, 1878
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to John Jones Merriman, May 1, 1893
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Mrs. Holland, April 17, 1898
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Louise Rossi, August 4, 1902
Anne Thackeray Ritchieto Lily, April 1914
Box 1, Folder 30Correspondence, undated (A-B)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to unknown, January 11, no year
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to unknown, December 11, no year
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to unknown, undated (circa 1864-1873)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to unknown, undated (circa 1894-1912)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Bryant, undated (circa 1864-1873)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Bryant, undated (circa 1864-1873)
Box 1, Folder 31Correspondence, undated (C-E)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Clifford, undated (circa 1864-1873)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Miss Courteney, undated (circa 1862-1864)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Eleanor Eden, undated (circa 1864-1873)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Eleanor Eden, undated
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Eleanor Eden, undated
Box 1, Folder 32Correspondence, undated (F-K)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Miss Field, undated
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Miss Field, undated
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Lady Knighton, undated (circa 1864-1873)
Box 1, Folder 33Correspondence, undated (L-Q)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Elkin Mathews, November 13, no year (circa 1914-1917)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to John Jones Merriman, undated (circa 1878-1890)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Mrs. Merriman, undated (circa 1862-1864)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Mrs. Mitchell, undated (circa 1864-1873)
Box 1, Folder 34Correspondence, undated (R-Z)
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Rudge, September 16, no year
Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Mrs. Stewart, January 6, no year (circa 1855-1863)
Mary Ann Thackeray to Miss Alger, undated
Series V: Family papers
Box 1, Folder 35Bond in common form from Henry Griffiths to William Makepeace Thackeray and George Griffies-Williams, October 15, 1802
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 36Marriage settlement between Henry Griffiths and Ann Griffies, witnessed by William Makepeace Thackeray, August 22, 1788
Box 1, Folder 37Marriage settlement
Photocopy

Drawer Map caseWatercolors by Paul Braddon, entitled "Haunts of Thackeray"
6 items
Watercolors are stored in the map case

Penny's house
Charterhouse from the playground
No. 16 Young Street, Kensington
The barroom of the Baithouse
Walpole House, The Mall, Chiswick
Becky Sharp's house in Mayfair


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