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Collection Level Description: Papers of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Reference: MSS. Don. c. 50, d. 53/1-3
Title: Papers of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
Dates of Creation: [c. 1839]-71
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was an historian, essayist and philosopher. His wife was Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle, poet and writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by J.C.B. Gamlen, through the Friends of the Bodleian, in 1935.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38830-3.

Access Points

Households | England

Carlyle | Jane Baillie | 1801-1866 | nee Welsh, Poet and Writer

Carlyle | Thomas | 1795-1881 | Historian, Essayist, and Philosopher

East Lothian (Scotland)

Haddington (Scotland)

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