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William Makepeace Thackeray collection

 Collection — item: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 374

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 20 letters, mounted and bound by the dealer, 5 of which were written by William Makepeace Thackeray himself. The remaining 15 letters were written by members of Thackeray's family and by friends and are concerned with the W. M. Thackeray's life, his family, and his works. The 15 letters were written by Charles H. E. Brookfield (1857-1913), Shirley Brooks (1815-1874), John Brown (1784-1858), L. B. Gibbs, E. H. Elton, R. M. Coulion, Jane Thackeray Pryme, Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837-1919), Hester Thackeray Ritchie, Richmond Ritchie, W. G. B. Ritchie, Albert Smith (1816-1860), Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), Isabella Shaw Thackeray, and Martin Thackeray. There are also 28 pictures of William Makepeace Thackery and one of the Thackery house. These pictures are pasted on the pages of the book and were probably taken from magazines. They are not originals.


  • 1838-1903


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the William Makepeace Thackeray collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist. His most famous work is "Vanity Fair."


1 book ((46 leaves) ) : Handwritten bound ; 40 cm. x 30 cm

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of William Makepeace Thackeray collection
Leslie Evens
2011 October 17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States