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Thornton Family: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7674
Scope and Contents Letters, diaries, legal documents, formal recollections, and odd scraps of personal information, chronicling the life of the Thornton family and reflecting the social life of the times. The bulk of the material covers the lifetime of E.M. Forster's great aunt Marianne Thornton. In addition to such letters of her own which have survived, she and other members of the family transcribed much of the family correspondence in several volumes of handwritten copies of letters. These include letters...
Dates: 1742-1881 (Circa)
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