Thomas De Quincey manuscript material.

Title
Thomas De Quincey manuscript material.
Author
De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859.
Publication
1811-1853

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16 items
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Thomas De Quincey, English essayist.
Call Number
Pforz MS
Author
De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859.
Title
Thomas De Quincey manuscript material.
Production
1811-1853
Summary
· Autograph notes on Lord Clarendon's History of the Rebellion : [watermark = 1816] : (MISC 4469) : 2 pages (single sheet) : [no place] : begins, "June 13 K[ing] received intell. [?] F[airfax] was advanced to Northampton with a strong army . . . ."
· Holograph essay, "Continuation of the Note XYZ" : [watermark = 1821] : (S'ANA 0011) : 3 pages (double sheet) : [no place] : on Greek drama, in part discussing Shelley; begins, "I take this opportunity of mentioning a favorite scheme of mine . . . ."
· Holograph revisions to a portion of his article, "Modern Superstition" : [no date] : (MISC 3614) : 1 page (single sheet) : [no place] : original long galley proof with a number of ink manuscript revisions. The printed text begins, ". . . London to Westminster. Even this was imprudent."
· Holograph short essays, "Brevia" (fragment) : [no date] : (MISC 3615) : 1 page (single sheet) : [1852 or later] : made up of three parts: three cancelled lines on Sir Charles Napier's 'Administration of Lands,' dated 16 Mar 1852; an essay piece that begins, "He (The Times) declares that the poorest artisan has a greater stake . . ."; and a pasted-on additional scrap with five lines, beginning, "We live in times great from the events . . . ."
· To "Miss Agnes" : 1 autograph letter signed : 5 March 1853 : (MISC 0661) : 4 pages (double sheet) : [no place] : begins, "Florence is writing to you . . . ."
· To James Brown, Penrith bookseller : 1 autograph letter signed : 8 February 1811 : (MISC 2001) : 1 page (single sheet) : from Grasmere : regarding Coleridge and The Friend; begins, "1. In the month of last October a letter was addressed to Mr. Coleridge . . . ." Brown published The Friend in Penrith.
· To J. A. Hessey, bookseller and printer : 2 letters : 1 autograph letter signed : "Wed[nesday]" : (MISC 1303) : 1 ¹/₂ pages (double sheet) : [no place] : begins, "I was so ill last night from want of Dr. Darling's Medicines . . . ." -- 1 autograph letter signed : 19 January [1823?] : (MISC 1884) : 1 page (single sheet) : begins, "I feel quite unable to come out at present . . . ."
· To Charles Knight, publisher and writer : 1 autograph letter signed : 6 April 1826 : (MISC 3613) : 4 pages (double sheet) : from Rydal near Ambleside : discussing his opium addiction and financial disasters; begins, "I am now beginning to write my letter for 1825."
· To John James Morgan, lawyer, businessman; friend of Coleridge : 1 autograph letter signed : 17 January 1813 : (MISC 1913) : 1 page (single sheet) : from Grasmere : begins, "I write to beg that if you can by any means procure me a syllabus of the Mr. Coleridge Lectures at the Surrey Institute . . . ."
· To Florence Baird Smith, his daughter : 1 autograpgh letter signed : 23 February 1847 : (MISC 1782) : 4 pages (double sheet) : [no pace] : begins, "You say - 'How goes Bunny?' -- Let me ask . . . ."
· To J. J. Smith Esq.re, Pitt Street : 1 autograph letter signed : 25 February 1836 : (MISC 0103) : 2 ¹/₂ pages (double sheet) : [no place] : regarding the raising of a loan; begins, "This morning I received your letter of last night . . . ."
· To Thomas Noon Talfourd, writer, judge, and politician : 1 autograph letter signed : 5 March 1840 : (MISC 0104) : 4 pages (double sheet) : from Edinburgh : on Coleridge's personality, writings, and plagiarism charges; begins, "I hope, and I am generally assured, that there is nothing improper or unusual in the application I am going to make." A small bust photograph of [an engraving of?] De Quincey is glued to the letter.
· To John Wilson [a.k.a. Christopher North], author and journalist : 1 autograph letter signed : 10 June 1826 : (MISC 0200) : 4 pages (double sheet) : from Grasmere : regarding his money troubles and low amount of literary output; begins, "My long silence I hope that you will have attributed to the true cause . . . ."
· To "My dear Sir" : 1 autograph letter signed : 20 Dec 1851 : (MISC 3783) : 4 pages (double sheet) : [no place] : begins, "I am not much better able to write letters now than when heretofore I delegated to my daughter Florence the duty . . . ."
· To unknown recipients : 2 autograph signatures, undated : (MISC 3467) : one with his Oxford address in Latin, on blue sugar paper; one apparently cut from a letter, mounted on to a small slip of blue paper.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Thomas De Quincey, English essayist.
Added Author
Brown, James, active 1808-1837, addressee.
Hessey, J. A. (James Augustus), 1785-1870, addressee.
Knight, Charles, 1791-1873, addressee.
Morgan, John James, -1820, addressee.
Smith, Florence Baird, 1827-1903, addressee.
Talfourd, Thomas Noon, 1795-1854, addressee.
Wilson, John, 1785-1854, addressee.
Research Call Number
Pforz MS
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