Miscellaneous Letters

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 732-734
  • Dates of Creation
      Late 18th to late 19th centuries
  • Language of Material
      English , French  and German
  • Physical Description
      various sizes. 3 volumes (208 items);

Scope and Content

Evidently an autograph collection made by Mrs Gaskell. Small groups of letters are addressed to Sir Benjamin Brodie, Rev. Edward Coleridge, W.J. Fox, Madame Mary Mohl, and others. Many nineteenth-century celebrities, writers and politicians are represented, including Richard Bentley, Robert Browning, William C. Bryant, William E. Channing, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Maria Edgeworth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Ewart Gladstone, Nathaniel Hawthorne (3), Charles Lamb, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Giuseppe Mazzini, Dr Joseph Priestley, Samuel Rogers (2), Sir Walter Scott (2), Robert Southey, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Daniel Webster, Prosper Mérimée, and George Sand. The letters are arranged alphabetically as follows:

  • Volume I (Eng MS 732), letters 1-71, A-Ha;
  • Volume II (Eng MS 733), letters 72-141, He-Rom;
  • Volume III (Eng MS 734), letters 142-183, Rou-Y;
  • Items 184-208, in French and German.