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Collection Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Correspondence 1874-1894

Series II: Correspondence, undated

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Joanna and Susan Horner Letters, 1847-1894



Collection Summary

Title: Joanna and Susan Horner Letters
Dates: 1847-1894
Abstract: Correspondents writing to the Ms. Horners include Ellen Kean, F. Maurice, Harriet Hosmer, C.P. Marsh, E. Ryan, H.H. Hilman, Sir James Hudson, Rose Kingsley, Sir H.E. Bunbury, Francis Cobbe, and Sir James Clark. The letters deal with Walks in Florence, Italian affairs, and refer to Eastlake, the Lyells, Royalties, Froude and more. Included is one letter to Leonard Horner from Lord Landsdowne.
Identification: MS 134
Quantity: 1 folder
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Joanna Horner (born 1823) and Susan Horner (1816-1900) were daughters of Leonard Horner (1785-1864), a geologist and social reformer, co-founder of the Edinburg Review and politician. Both were writers on Italian subjects and co-authored Walks in Florence and its Environs (London,1873). Among Susan Horner’s works is A Century of Despotism in Naples and Sicily (Edinburg, 1860). Their eldest sister, Mary, (born 1809) was married to the geologist Charles Lyell. Both Joanna and Susan remained unmarried.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondents writing to the Ms. Horners include Ellen Kean, F. Maurice, Harriet Hosmer, C.P. Marsh, E. Ryan, H.H. Hilman, Sir James Hudson, Rose Kingsley, Sir H.E. Bunbury, Frances Cobbe, and Sir James Clark. The letters deal with Walks in Florence, Italian affairs, and refer to Eastlake, the Lyells, Royalties, Froude, etc. Included is one letter to Leonard Horner from Lord Landsdowne.

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Arrangement

These letters have been arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the correspondent.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Joanna and Susan Horner Letters must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Guide to the Joanna and Susan Horner Letters, 1847-1894, MS 134, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Provenance

Purchased from Myers (dealer), May 1958..

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Correspondence 1874-1894

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1 H.E. Bunbury to Susan Horner, March 18, 1847
Unknown to Joanna Horner, May 8, 1849
H.H. Hilman to Susan Horner, February 19, 1850
H.E. Bunbury to Susan Horner, July 11, 1856
Unknown to Ms. Horner, June 25, 1857
Obituary and Funeral Notice Re: Sir Henry Edward Bunbury. Bury Post, April 17 and 24, 1860
Unknown (Bishop of London?) to Ms. Horner, March 5, 1864
George Marsh? To Ms. Horner, June 7, 1867
E. Ryan to Ms. Horner, September 28, 1872
E. Ryan to Ms. Horner, May 9, 1873
Unknown (E. Ryan?) to Ms. Horner, June 30, 1873 (letter incomplete)
E. Ryan to Ms. Horner, April 21, 1874
James Hudson to Madam (Ms. Horner), May 11 1874
E. Ryan to Ms. Horner, March 4, 1875
Unknown to unknown, March 7, 1875 (letter incomplete)
Unknown to Ms. Horner, March 13, 1875
Unknown (cannot read) to Ms. Horner, June 25, 1875(?)
Sir George Treurlyan(?) to Ms. Horner, January 11, 1878
James Hudson to Ms. Horner, April 30,1878
H.H. Hilman to Susan Horner, May (?), 1881
Blanch Willis Howard to unknown, November 16, 1881 (letter incomplete)
Sir James Clark to Susan Horner, November 23, 1882
Susan Horner to unknown, May 15, 1885
Rose Kingsley to Miss Horner, September 4, 1894

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Series II: Correspondence, undated

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1 H.E. Bunbury to Susan Horner, January 21, (year not given, but 1860 or earlier)
James Hudson to Ms. Horner, March 3, (year not given)
Ellen Kean to Ms. Horner, March 23, (year not given)
H.E. Bunbury to Susan Horner, March 30, (year not given)
F. Maurice to Ms. Horner, May 28, (year not given)
Unknown to Ms. Horner, June 2, (year not given)
H.E. Bunbury to Susan Horner, July 16, (year not given)
Lord Landsdowne to Leonard Hunter, July 27, (year not given)
H.E. Bunbury to Susan Horner, September 7, (year not given)
Francis Cobbe to Ms. Horner, October 4, (year not given)
Harriet Hosmer to Ms. Horner, March 8, (year not given)
Harriet Hosmer to Ms. Horner, no date
Harriet Hosmer to Ms. Horner, no date

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