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Charles Lamb was an influential English essayist and poet, and a close friend of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
The collection consists of selected letters and manuscripts by and about Lamb, as well as twelve of Lamb's letters to Maria Fryer and others. The collection includes an autograph manuscript of his poem "To Louisa Martin," signed and dated 1830. Writers of letters about Lamb include Mary Lamb, Henry James (1843-1916), William Hone, and Luther Livingston. There are also photostatic copies of notes in the hands of both Lamb and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author. The Luther Livingston letter was "pulled" from "Priscilla Farmer" (presumably a book?).
Various sources, see individual folders for more information.
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Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
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First published as "The Change" in the Supplemental Number of Hone's The Year Book in 1831.Physical Description
1 A.L.S.Physical Description
9 A.Ls.S. dated May 25 and Aug. 17, 1829; March 17, 1831; Jan. 17 and March 1, 1832; July 30 and Aug. 2 and Aug. 7, 1833; Feb. 10, 1834.Physical Description
A.L.S. Reference to the appearance of his "Confessions of a Drunkard" in Basil Montagu's miscellany, "Some Enquiries into the Effect of Fermented Liquors."Physical Description
Contains 2 A.Ms. note, one by Charles Lamb on front cover and one by Samuel Coleridge on back cover.Physical Description
A.L.S. Asks them to see to setting up the title page and table of contents of volume 2 of his works published in 1818. Sketches briefly his plan. Piece removed from Lamb's works is part of the Scribner Collection of Lamb.Physical Description
Probably a preface to an edition of the "Essays of Elia."Physical Description
A.L.S. from Enfield. Requests her to spend more time with Emma Isola, now with the Lambs.Physical Description
D.S. Signed by Mary Lamb.Physical Description
"The Year Book", "The Everyday Book", "The Table Book", and "The Horn Book" and his contributions mentioned.Physical Description
A.L.S. to editor of "The Nation", asking that he advertise in "The Nation" a portrait of Charles Lamb by W. Haglett, which Mrs. Moxon, who is need of meny, wishes to sell.Physical Description
From Scarsdale, NY. Proof that Lamb's "Poems", 1796, preceded "Priscilla Farmer."Physical Description
A.L.S. Mentions Lamb's Chin, A Lamb ms.Physical Description