Papers of Anne Isabella Ritchie

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript 508, c 1864-1918, contains manuscript drafts, typescripts, transcripts and notes, proof sheets and other printed material of many works by Anne Ritchie including essays, autobiographical writings and short stories. Manuscript 907, c 1864-1918, contains correspondence, biographical notes, magazine articles, drafts of poetry etc. and various other manuscript items of Anne Ritchie.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ann Isabella Ritchie was the elder daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1861), a well-known Victorian novelist. Anne was a prolific novelist, essayist and writer of memoirs. By 1875, The Works of Miss Thackeray had been published in eight volumes (Smith, Elder&Company), extended to 15 volumes by 1866. Most of her critical essays appeared in The Cornhill Magazine. Her first contribution appeared in the magazine's first year, 1860, and most of her fiction appeared serially in the magazine including, The Village on the Cliff, Old Kensington, Miss Angel and Mrs. Dymond. She died in 1919.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archivist's Note

1999-10-06 Keith Austin