Miscellaneous Letters

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous letters from various correspondents addressed, with few exceptions, to Marion Harry Spielmann. They are arranged in alphabetical order of writers. Most of the correspondents are artists. Amongst the larger groupings are:

  • Helen Allingham (numbers 10-15, 1889-99);
  • Lawrence Alma-Tadema (numbers 16-24, 1889-1903);
  • John Bacon (numbers 28-36, 1891-1913);
  • George Clausen (numbers 95-103, 1889-1911);
  • Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, French painter (numbers 110-130, 1886-1902; number 590, from J. Murray Templeton (1887), includes a lengthy account of Benjamin-Constant and his paintings);
  • Harry Furniss (numbers 198-258, 1888-c 1891, some with sketches);
  • Paul Gaultier (numbers 259-265, 1903-7);
  • Seymour Lucas (numbers 373-384, 1888-1912);
  • Maarten Maartens (numbers 386-401,1894-1914, to Mr and Mrs [Mabel Henrietta] Spielmann);
  • J.N. [John Nevil] Maskelyne, magician (numbers 415-427, 1879-95);
  • Phil May (numbers 431-440, many undated);
  • Val Prinsep (numbers 477-487, 1894-c 1904);
  • Briton Riviere (numbers 500-517, 1892-1904);
  • E. Temple Thurston (numbers 605-620, 1905-9).
 Also occurring are Max Beerbohm, Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine, Marie Corelli (pseudonym of Mary Mackay), Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, Kate Greenaway, Georgina Hogarth, William James Linton, Sir John Everett Millais, William Morris, Arthur Rackham, Arthur Severn, George Bernard Shaw, Walter Sickert, James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Thomas Woolner. Numbers 539-543 relate to the Dante Gabriel Rossetti Memorial in London and are from its designer John Pollard Seddon (1886).