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Learical Tennysons

LINCS to the Past, a project “focused on giving access to cultural heritage collections,” and the Arts and Humanities Research Council sponsor a new website, Learical Tennysons, dedicated to Edward Lear’s relationship to Alfred Tennyson and his family. It has been … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Mucous Membrane (Another Unpublished Poem and a ‘Drama’)

Harvard University, Houghton Library MS Typ 55.14, item 93: Once I had a Mucous Membrane And I kept him in a box ― Which the lid I fastened down with 3 of Brahmah’s patent locks. So ― said I ― … Continue reading

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Ye Owly=Pussey=catte

The items below are for sale at Bonhams at impossible prices (as usual). I find it highly unlikely that the picture of the Owly=Pussey=catte can be dated 1846 like some of the others in the lot: for one thing Edward … Continue reading

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There was an Old Man with a Book

There was an old man with a Book — Who said, “Only look! Only look! — “Obsquation, — obsgration, — “At Waterloo station — Enquire if there ain’t such a book!” Limerick on the publication of Edward Lear’s Views in … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in 1884

Exact likeness of me and my cat Foss, 23 February, 1884. Private Collection, The Walthall Family. The Guardian (2012).

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Edward Lear’s Stratton Adventure and an Adventure with a Lady

“Self-portraits. 18–. MS Typ 55.20. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.” contains what appears to be part of a picture story: it tells of an adventure on a walk while at Stratton. Edward Lear often visited his old friend and … Continue reading

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New Edward Lear Manuscripts from Houghton Library

The following items fromHoughton Library have been added to the Manuscripts page: Edward Lear drawings of Central India, 1875. MS Typ 55.5. 49 original landscape drawings on 31 mounts (31 sheets), in watercolor, pen and graphite. From Lord Northbrook’s collection, … Continue reading

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