The letters which form the bulk of the material catalogued here, were written by Sidney Walker over a quarter of a century to several female relations: principally, his mother (who after her husband's death lived at various addresses in London and its suburbs); his mother's sister Maria, who had married William Walker, a solicitor at Thirsk in the North Riding (and probably a brother or cousin of Sidney's father); and his unmarried cousin Margaret, a daughter of Maria Walker. The letters, which are written in lively style, contain remarks on the works of Byron, Galt, Scott, Southey and other contemporary authors; comments on Walker's own publications and activities; examples of his English verse; and news of and enquiries about family members.
(William) Sidney Walker: Correspondence, miscellaneous verses and other papers
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS Add.5942
- Dates of Creation1809-1839
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish .
- Physical Description1 volume(s) 1 volume
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This collection was acquired by the University Library from J.J. Green Esq. of Tunbridge Wells in 1903.
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