University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Cornhill Magazine:

An Inventory of Its Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Cornhill Magazine, 1860-1975
Title: Cornhill Magazine Collection
Dates: 1840-1909, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts and letters sent to Cornhill Magazine, the Victorian literary journal established by publisher George Murray Smith in 1860. Some proofs date from William Makepeace Thackeray's term as its first editor; his son-in-law Leslie Stephen took charge from 1871-1882. Some correspondence to Stephen concerns the beginnings of the Dictionary of National Biography.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0932
Extent: 3 boxes (1.26 linear feet), 1 oversize folder (osf)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

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Joan Sibley and Jamie Hawkins-Kirkham, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


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Miscellaneous:

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1.1 Unidentified author. Dante, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1865?
Unidentified author. …elements of grammar…, handwritten manuscript / incomplete, undated.
Unidentified author. …him - thrilled in his voice…, handwritten manuscript / incomplete (pages 25-41), undated.
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1.2 Unidentified author. I suppose that the reminiscences of most clergymen…, handwritten manuscript with many revisions, undated.
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1.3 Unidentified author. The invisible bridge, handwritten manuscript / incomplete, 1864?
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1.2 Unidentified author. Judgment and mercy, handwritten manuscript, 1840. With this: Painter's song, handwritten manuscript, 1840.
Unidentified author. Monaco, handwritten manuscript with revisions, undated.
Unidentified author. The stumbling blocks, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with few corrections, undated. Sent to Cornhill Magazine 8 August 1862.
Unidentified author. There was particularly a tangled skein…, handwritten manuscript / incomplete (pages 16-18), undated.
Unidentified author. We had remained behind with the women and children…, handwritten manuscript / incomplete (pages 13-15), undated.
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1.4 Barbé, Louis A. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 31 December 1882.
Barrère, Camille. The real Prosper Mérimée, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, undated.
Beesly, Augustus Henry, 1839-1909. Coming events; spes italiae, handwritten manuscript, undated. With this: his Garibaldi.
Beesly, Augustus Henry, 1839-1909. Garibaldi, signed handwritten manuscript, undated. With: his Coming events, spes italiae.
Bettany, George Thomas, 1850-1891. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 6 January 1883.
Billington, G. H. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 26 December 1882.
Black, William, 1841-1898. 2 ALS to Cornhill Magazine, 22 December 1866, 10 January 1868.
Black, William George, 1857-1932. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 28 December 1882.
Blanc, Louis, 1811-1882. ALS to Cornhill Magazine, 7 March 1865.
Blandford, George Fielding, 1829-1911. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 23 December 1882.
Bolton, Augustus Samuel. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 29 December? 1882.
Bradley, Edward, 1827-1889. 10 ALS to Cornhill Magazine, 1862-1864.
Bradshaw, Henry, 1831-1886. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 10 December 1882.
Britten, James. 2 ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 26 December 1882, 10 January 1883.
Brookfield, Jane O. 2 ALS to Smith, George Murray, 2 December 1873.
Bullen, Frank Thomas, 1857-1915. ALS to Smith, Reginald J., 16 November no year.
Burrow, J. H. Memorandum of an agreement between Mr. J. H. Burrow of Settle, Yorkshire, and Messrs Smith, Elder and Co., signed handwritten manuscript with few revisions, undated.
C_____, T_____. The lesson of life, initialed handwritten manuscript, 10 April 1861.
C_____, W_____ J_____. Ave Maria, initialed handwritten manuscript with few revisions, 1867?
Chatto and Windus. ALS to Rose, J. Anderson re Ramée, Marie Louise de la, 27 November? 1877.
Chatto and Windus. 2 ALS to Ramée, Marie Louise de la, 9 April and 18 April 1883.
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3.1 Clayton, Ellen Creathorne, 1834-1900. Queens of song, proofs with some handwritten corrections, undated.
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3.2 Clive, Archer, Mrs., 1801-1973. The first morning of 1860, proofs with some handwritten corrections, undated. Attributed to "V."
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1.4 Colles, William Morris, 1855- . 3 ALS, 8 TLS to Smith, Reginald re Eden Phillpotts, 1905-1909.
Cornhill Magazine. Manuscripts for the Cornhill Magazine / list, initialed handwritten manuscript, February 1871. Initialed: D. L.
Cornhill Magazine. Miscellaneous fragments, notes, handwritten manuscript, undated.
Creagh, M.? Cary. The dream, signed handwritten manuscript, undated.
Creighton, Mandell, 1843-1901. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 29 December 1882.
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1.5 Daintrey, George. The frozen ship, signed handwritten manuscript, 26 August 1861. Written on this: AN to Cornhill Magazine.
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De la Ramée, Marie Louise:
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1.5 At the fall of nyte…, handwritten manuscript, undated.
2 ALS / copies to Chapman, 18 July and 26 July 1884.
ALS, ALS / copy to Chatto, 26 July 1884.
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1.6 3 ACS, 18 ALS, 2 TS to Rose, J. Anderson, 1877-1884.
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1.5 3 ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 1859-1863.
Draft agreement between Mme. De la Ramée and Messrs. Chatto and Windus, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 30 March 1878.
Dennis, John. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 3 December 1882.
Dickens, Catherine Thomason Hogarth, 1815-1879. ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 7 January 1870.
Dobson, Austin, 1840-1921. 3 ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, 1882-1883.
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1.8 F_____, A_____ O_____. Peeps into Holland and the homes of the Dutch, signed handwritten manuscript, undated.
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1.7 Fleay, Frederick Gard, 1831-1909. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 29 December 1882.
Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900. ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 6 November 1862.
Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900. ALS to Thackeray, William Makepeace, 13 October 1862.
Freeman, Edward Augustus, 1823-1892. 3 ALS, APCS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 1882-1883.
Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910. 6 ALI, APCI to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 1882-1883.
Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, 20 November 1882.
Garnett, Richard, 1835-1906. 2 ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, 22 December and 27 December 1882. Enclosed with 22 December letter: list of possible contributors to the proposed biographical dictionary.
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2.1 Garstin, Norman. About Morocco?, signed handwritten manuscript / incomplete with few revisions, undated. First two pages lacking.
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1.7 Gask and Gask. ALS to Rose, J. Anderson, 18 May 1871.
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2.2 Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson, 1810-1865. Letters re copyright invasion exchanged between M. E. Gaskell, Edward F. Turner, William Canton, and Donald Macleod, handwritten and typed copies, 1895. Enclosed with this: ALS A. Murray Smith to M. E. Gaskell, 1895.
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1.7 Ghosh, A. S. Some real tiger stories, signed handwritten manuscript, undated.
Gilchrist, Anne Burrows, 1828-1885. ALS to Cornhill Magazine, 6 June 1881.
Gordon, Lt. Col. ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 28 June 1866.
Gordon, Alexander 1841-1931. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 4 January 1883.
Gostwick, Joseph, 1814-1887. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 2 December 1882.
Greenwood, Frederick, 1830-1909. Secret of the prison house, by Frederick Greenwood and H. M. Holland, handwritten manuscript with revisions, undated. Published as Revelations of prison life.
Gronow, R. A. 10 ALS, AL / copy to Smith, Elder and Co., 1862-1866.
Grosart, Alexander Balloch, 1827-1899. 2 ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 21 December 1882, 31 January 1883.
Guthrie, Thomas Anstey, 1856-1934. The curse of the catafalques by F. Anstey, pseud., signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, undated. At head: Per J. Payn.
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2.3 H_____, G_____. Bois ton Sang!, initialed handwritten manuscript, 7 March 1867.
Hall, Leslie. Rose Hall, a great house, handwritten manuscript with few revisions, 1843?
Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, 1834-1894. ALS to Cornhill Magazine, undated.
Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. 2 ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 15 November and 31 December 1881.
Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. Nathaniel Hawthorne, page proofs with handwritten revisions, undated. Written on this: ANI by J. T. Field.
Hazlitt, William Carew, 1834-1913. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, 26 December 1882.
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3.3 Higgins, Matthew James, 1810-1868. To the editor of the Cornhill magazine, proofs, undated. Attributed to "Paterfamilias."
Higgins, Matthew James, 1810-1868. A second letter to the editor of the Cornhill magazine, proofs, December 1860. Attributed to "Paterfamilias."
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3.4 Hitchman, John. The true principle for the effectual sanitary application of water-pipes, drains, and sewers to towns…, printed broadsheet, 12 December 1859. Sent to W. M Thackeray.
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2.3 Hollingshead, John, 1827-1904. 9 ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 1860.
Hornung, E. William, 1866-1921. 2 ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 5 May and 18 May 1890.
Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. A man of letters of the last generation, page proofs with handwritten corrections and inserts, January? 1860. Published in Cornhill Magazine.
Hunter, William Wilson, Sir, 1840-1900. 3 ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 1867-1870.
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2.4 Jerdan, William, 1782-1869. ALS to Thackeray, William Makepeace, 8 March 1860.
Jewitt, Llewellyn Frederick William, 1816-1886. ALS to Cornhill Magazine, 10 October 1874.
Johnston, James B. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 23 December 1882.
Jones, Henry. Curiosities of gaming, signed handwritten manuscript / incomplete with revisions, undated.
Kavanagh, Julia, 1824-1877. ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 11 September 1849. Enclosed with this: agreement with Kavanagh for the copyright of Woman in France, 3 October 1849.
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912. 3 ALS to Cornhill Magazine, undated.
Lee, Sidney Lazarus, Sir, 1859-1926. 3 ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir, re the Dictionary of national biography, 12 November 1882, undated.
Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872. 2 ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 6 October and 15 October 1870.
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2.5 Lord, Louisa. Mabel's hero, signed handwritten manuscript / incomplete with few revisions, undated.
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2.4 Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1803-1873. ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., undated.
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3.5 Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Earl of, 1831-1891. Last words, proofs, undated. Attributed to "Owen Meredith."
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2.6 Macdougall, I. N. Agriculture in India, Parts I and II, signed handwritten manuscript, undated.
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2.4 Marryat, Captain. ALS to Cornhill Magazine, 19 January 1865.
Martin, Marcus J. ALS to Rose, J. Anderson re Ramée, Marie Louise de la, 28 March 1878.
Monck, E. Life, signed handwritten manuscript, undated. Written on this: ALS to Cornhill Magazine, 13 December 1862.
Murphy, Anne. ALS to Cornhill Magazine, 22 November 1875.
Nasmyth, Thomas. ALS to Cornhill Magazine, 6 May 1860. With this: his poems, including: Arab; The slave; Herodias' daughter; The deluge; Herod; The forlorn hope.
Neley, Margaret. A Japanese fan, signed handwritten manuscript, undated.
Norris, William Edward, 1847-1925. ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., 21 December 1884.
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2.7 Patterson, Robert Hogarth, 1821-1886. Longer life, signed handwritten manuscript with few revisions, undated.
Pattison, Mark, 1813-1884. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir re the Dictionary of national biography, 10 December 1882.
Phillpotts, Eden, 1862- . Brief synopsis of proposed new serial, signed typescript with handwritten marginal notes in unidentified hand, undated.
Phillpotts, Eden, 1862- . 5 ALS, APCS to Smith, Reginald, 1908.
Phillpotts, Eden, 1862- . TLS E. H. B. (Authors' Syndicate) to Smith, Reginald re Eden Phillpotts, 27 June 1905.
Questel, Peter J. The dweller with all, signed handwritten manuscript, 1862.
Reddie, James, 1773-1852. Change of name, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, undated.
Ritchie, Anne Isabella Thackeray, Lady, 1838-1918. Unidentified fragments, handwritten manuscript with revisions, undated.
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2.8 Robinson, John, Sir. South African reminiscences, signed handwritten manuscript with few revisions, undated. Includes: No. III, The Voertrekkers; No. IV, The settlers; No. V., Settlers as soldiers; and fragments.
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2.7 Rose, James Anderson, 1819-1890. 2 ALS to Ramée, Marie Louise de la, 5 May 1875, 4 July 1884.
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3.6 Sala, George Augustus, 1828-1895. William Hogarth: Painter, engraver, and philosopher, proofs / incomplete (chapters IV, VI, VII, and IX) some with handwritten corrections, undated.
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3.7 Smith, Elder, and Co. New and standard works, proofs with handwritten corrections, circa 1857-1862.
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2.7 Smith, Reginald Bosworth, 1839-1908. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir re the Dictionary of national biography, undated.
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2.9 Smiles, Robert. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir re the Dictionary of national biography, 3 January 1883.
Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947. A Kentish Boswell, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, undated.
Steadman, Sidney St. J. AL, ALS to Rose, J. Anderson re Ramée, Marie Louise de la, 30 May and 4 June 1884.
Steadman, Sidney St. J. ALS to Ramée, Marie Louise de la, 17 May 1884. Written on this: ANS Ramée to Rose, James Anderson.
Steadman, Sidney St. J. Legge v. Graham pleadings, handwritten manuscript / copy, 1884.
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osf 1 Strachan, Richard, Sir. Recollections and anecdotes, proofs with handwritten corrections, undated.
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2.9 Stephens, Frank. A Levantine sirocco, signed handwritten manuscript, undated.
Stubbs, William, 1825-1901. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir re the Dictionary of national biography, 25 November 1882.
Sulman, T. 2 AN to Smith, Elder and Co., 9 January 1897, 14 December 1898.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863:
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3.8 The adventures of Philip, proofs / incomplete (chapter VI) with some handwritten corrections, undated.
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3.9 The four Georges, proofs / incomplete (pages 175-195), undated.
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3.10 Lovel the widower, proofs / incomplete (chapters IV, V, VI), undated.
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3.11 The Newcomes, advertisement in Smith, Elder & Co. Literary circular number IX, 1 September 1853.
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3.12 Roundabout papers, proofs / incomplete (numbers I, III, V, VI, VIII), undated.
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2.9 Tillotson and Son. ALS to Rose, J. Anderson re Ramée, Marie Louise de la, 14 August 1884.
Toynbee, William, 1849- . Turned off!, signed handwritten manuscript, undated.
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3.13 Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Framley parsonage, proofs / incomplete (chapters I, XIII-XIV, XX-XXI), undated.
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2.9 Tyrwhitt, Richard St. John, 1827-1895. The fords of Jordan, initialed handwritten manuscript with many revisions, 1859.
Tyrwhitt, Richard St. John, 1827-1895. A halt at the well of Moses; Suez, 1862, signed handwritten manuscript, 1862. Received from John Ruskin.
Warner, George Frederic, Sir, 1845-1936. ALS to Stephen, Leslie, Sir re the Dictionary of national biography, 19 December 1882.
Yule, Henry, Sir, 1820-1889. ALS to Day and Son, 29 April 1858.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date