Sir Leslie Stephen collection of papers

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This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, a notebook for 1903 and 1904, and portraits. The manuscripts include essays, lists, and miscellaneous materials. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from the author, dating from [1859] to 1901, to Robert Browning, Sir Hall Caine, Moncure Conway, Thomas Hardy, Stella Duckworth Hills, Margaret Raine Hunt, Maria Pattle Jackson, Sir Leslie's wife Julia Prinsep Stephen, the literary agency T. Fisher Unwin, and others, as well as letters relating to the author, dating from 1862 to 1939, between various correspondents, including Julia Margaret Cameron, Aubrey Thomas De Vere, Thomas Hardy, William Holman Hunt, Maria Pattle Jackson, Virginia Woolf, and others. There are letters to Sir Leslie from Charles Francis Adams, Robert Williams Buchanan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Charles Darwin, Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, Henry James, James Russell Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton, George Smith, Baron Hallam Tennyson, Thomas Whittaker, and others, dating from 1866 to 1902.
Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904 (Creator)
Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915 (Author)
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889 (Addressee)
Buchanan, Robert Williams, 1841-1901 (Author)
Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931 (Addressee)
Cameron, Julia Margaret, 1815-1879 (Correspondent)
Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907 (Addressee)
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 (Author)
De Vere, Aubrey, 1814-1902 (Correspondent)
Duckworth, Stella (Addressee)
Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro, 1845-1926 (Author)
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 (Addressee)
Hunt, Alfred William, Mrs., 1831-1912 (Addressee)
Hunt, William Holman, 1827-1910 (Correspondent)
Jackson, Maria Pattle (Addressee)
James, Henry, 1843-1916 (Author)
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 (Author)
Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 (Author)
Smith, George, 1824-1901 (Author)
Stephen, Julia Duckworth, 1846-1895 (Addressee)
Stephen, Julia Duckworth, 1846-1895 (Former owner)
Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson, Baron, 1852-1928 (Author)
Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941 (Former owner)
Whittaker, Thomas, 1856-1935 (Author)
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 (Correspondent)
Young, Owen D., 1874- (Former owner)
Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904 (Author)
Cameron, Julia Margaret, 1815-1879 (Author)
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 (Correspondent)
Jackson, Maria Pattle (Correspondent)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1859 - 1939 (Inferred)
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Stephen
Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904
Biographical/historical: Sir Leslie Stephen, the father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, was an English literary editor, literary critic, essayist, and biographer.
Content: Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Ownership: Previous owners include Julia Prinsep Jackson Duckworth, Hugh Walpole, and Owen D. Young.
Acquisition: This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources.
Creation/production credits: Processed by Staff; Machine-readable finding aid created by Lynn Lobash and Nina Schneider.
Funding: Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: 849 items
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15974102
MSS Unit ID: 19326
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d3616560-9012-0139-b36d-0242ac110002
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