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Eliza Meteyard: Letters to her

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9499

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23 letters to Eliza Metayard, 1844-63. [1] ELIZA ACTON (cookery writer) (1852), mentioning Mrs. Howitt; [2] VALENTINE BARTHOLOMEW (flower painter) (1863), his lessons; pictures sent to Water Colour Society 'all sold as soon as doors opened'; [3] THOMAS BATEMAN (archaeologist) (1860), visit of Dr. & Mrs. Davis; [4] JOHN CASSELL (publisher) (1859), asks to see MSS; [5] ROBERT CHAMBERS (publisher) (1844), asks for more of her papers; [6] ELIZA COOK (poet) (1849), envelope only; [7] CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN (American actress) (1849), refers to book, journal, Miss Cook's 'Song for the Workers', Douglas Jerrold, Miss Hays, writer's recent success in Liverpool in Bianca; [8] AMELIA EDWARDS (traveller, novelist, Egyptologist) (1854), thanks for Mary Barton; no reply from Routledge about her own book; Eliza's calligraphy; [9] JOHN ELLIOTSON (physician, mesmerist, writer) (n.d.), note to see 'your mother'; [10] SARAH STICKNEY ELLIS (writer) (1850), Eliza's contribution to Morning Call; [11] FREDERICK FAIRHOLT (Costume in England,etc.) (1856), completion of sketches for Lord Londesborough's book; [12] JOHN LANGFORD (writer, editor, Birmingham Morning News) (1861), Tegg's slowness, second series of 'Prison Books', William Penn, the Howitts, Thomas Cooper; [13] WILLIAM LOVETT (Author of Chartism, 1841) (1863), Bishop Colenso proposes to return to Africa; anxious to finish school books he has in hand; [14-17] CHARLES ROACH SMITH (antiquary) (1856-62), she can keep book by Meyer; pen and ink sketch heads letter; unable to go to Rome with Lord Londesborough due to lack of 'ready means'; invitation for expedition to Upchurch; return of Liber Atlas; concern at destruction of small birds; [18] JOSEPH TOYNBEE (aural surgeon) (1856), appreciation of invitation; [19] CHARLES WARNE (antiquary) (1862), invitation to see his Celtic pottery; [20] ALARIC A. WATTS, (editor, The Mercury) (1854), envelope only; [21] ALBERT WAY (archaeologist) (1863), sending book describing collections formed at 1862 Congress at Worcester; [22] THOMAS WRIGHT (antiquary) (1862), London publishers, her book, reviews; [23] ELIZA METEYARD (1871), to Captain Brook enclosing autograph letters, acknowledging receipt of copy of a Wedgwood letter. A full description is available at the desk.


  • 1844-1863


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