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Meredith, George: letter, 28 May 1902

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL153
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Meredith, George: letter, 28 May 1902
Date(s): 1902
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Meredith | George | 1828-1909 | novelist and poet


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Meredith was born in Portsmouth on 12 February 1828. He received his education at St Paul's School, Southsea and at the Moravian School at Neuwied on the Rhine, 1842-1844. Meredith returned to England in 1844, where he was articled to a solicitor in London, under whose encouragement Meredith began to write poetry. He contributed to Chambers Edinburgh Journal. In 1860 Meredith became a reader for the publishing company, Chapman and Hall. During his life he wrote poetry, seven novels and contributed essays to periodicals. After 1895 Meredith stopped writing prose, but continued to write poetry. His last collection of poems was published in 1901. In 1905 he was awarded the Order of Merit. George Meredith died on 18 May 1909.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from George Meredith of Box Hill, Dorking, [Surrey] to 'Sir Reynard' [Edward Clodd], 28 May 1902. 'If you like to have the dedication [of Walter Copeland Jerrold's book on Meredith] you have only to bow your head ... But there should be no mention of you as the subject's friend, for that would overpower the appreciation ...' Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

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:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found pasted inside Clodd's copy of Jerrold's book George Meredith: an essay towards appreciation - classmark: (XIX) Bc [Meredith - Appendix - Jerrold].

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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