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Edward Lear Picks up a Candle and Goes to Bed

I found this on my hard disk; can anyone say where this letter to Gussie¬†Bethell can be found? “The Author of the Book of Nonsense takes up his candle & goes to bed.” Edward Lear, letter to Augusta Bethell of … Continue reading

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A Passion for Parrots

Robert McCracken Peck has another gorgeously illustrated article in Landscope (vol. 28, no. 2, summer 2012-13, pp. 11-17), the quarterly journal of Western Australia’s Department of Environment and Conservation: A Passion for Parrots: Edward Lear Down Under. Unfortunately the magazine … Continue reading

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Phos, ye cat

From a letter to Mrs. G. Clive of 25 March 1875 after coming back from the Indian tour. The letter complains of the changes in San Remo since the Franco-Prussian War (‘You may suppose how many Germen & Gerwomen there … Continue reading

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A Hidden Drawing and a Self-Caricature by Edward Lear

At the end of the month Bonhams will be auctioning three interesting items of leariana. The most surprising is perhaps a letter to Mrs. Digby Wyatt, wife of Matthew Digby Wyatt, “a British architect¬† and art historian who became Secretary … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Letters at the Glamorgan Archives

A group of important documents from the Aberdare family, previously on loan, have been permanently acquired by the Glamorgan Archives. These include a number of letters from Edward Lear to Henry Bruce and his wife, Arabella Beadon. One of these … Continue reading

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