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Morley, Henry: letter (1890)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL191
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Morley, Henry: letter (1890)
Date(s): 1890
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Morley | Henry | 1822-1894 | author


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Morley was born in London and educated at schools in England and Germany before studying medicine at King's College London. He worked as a doctor for some years before deciding to become a school teacher in the late 1840s. At the same time, he began a parallel career in journalism, initially writing on health issues. Between 1851 and 1865 he worked for Charles Dickens on the staff of Household Words and All the Year Round, and he was editor of The Examiner from 1861 to 1867. From 1857 Morley became involved in higher education, lecturing in English literature as part of the university extension movement and in 1865 he became a professor at University College London. He retired to the Isle of Wight in 1889, where he lived in Carisbrooke until his death in 1894.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Henry Morley of Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight to Messrs Ernest Elliot and Arthur D W Cartin, 31 Dec 1890. Declining to prepare an edition of Shakespeare for publication in the Carisbrooke Library, since he has already done one for Cassell's National Library. 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:

Bought from Myers and Co, 1955.

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Publication note:

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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