Correspondence of various literary personalities with members of the Marshall Family

Scope and Content

Members of the Marshall Family named in the correspondence include the following: (1) Julia O'Brien; (2) Edward O'Brien; (3) Nellie O'Brien; (4) Mary Marshall; (5) James Marshall, 1802-1873; (6) Aubrey De Vere, 1814-1902. The famous letter-writers include Matthew Arnold, Jenny Lind, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson and Mary Wordsworth.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Marshall Family of Leeds owned a flax-spinning firm from 1788 until its closure in 1886

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Mrs E. Wiltshire on 6 April 1987


In English

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Additional Information

One of the Tennyson letters (that to James and Mary Marshall concerning their baby son) is missing