AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area

Ritchie, Anne Isabella: letters

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL 295
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: Ritchie, Anne Isabella: letters
Date(s): [1912-1913]
Level of description: collection
Extent: 4 items (7 leaves)
Name of creator(s): Ritchie | Anne Isabella | 1837-1919 | née Thackeray | novelist and biographer x Thackeray | Anne Isabella


Administrative/Biographical history:

Anne Isabella Ritchie was born in 1837, the elder daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1861), a well-known Victorian novelist. Anne (Anny) was a prolific novelist, essayist and writer of memoirs. By 1875, The Works of Miss Thackeray had been published in eight volumes (Smith, Elder and Company), extended to 15 volumes by 1866. Most of her critical essays appeared in The Cornhill Magazine. Her first contribution appeared in the magazine's first year, 1860, and most of her fiction appeared serially in the magazine including, The Village on the Cliff, Old Kensington, Miss Angel and Mrs Dymond. Anne Thackeray married her cousin, Richmond Thackeray Willoughby Ritchie, in 1877; their son's wife Margaret Paulina Ritchie was the daughter of Charles and Mary Booth. Richie died in 1919.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Anne Isabella Ritchie, [1912-1913], three letters and one inscribed visiting card (for Lady Ritchie and Miss Hester Ritchie). Two of the letters are addressed to H Remsen Whitehouse and the other to Colonel Rivett Carnac. No year is given on the letters, but dates of 1912-1913 seem plausible: Remsen Whitehouse met Lady Ritchie at Colonel Rivett Carnac's house, Vevey, Switzerland, in April 1912, and two of the letters are written on mourning paper, perhaps due to the death of Sir Richmond T W Ritchie in October 1912.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged as in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:


Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April 2008

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Personal Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"