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Edward Lear, Letter to Montgomery and Picture Letter

Edward Lear, Autograph letter signed to “My dear Montgomery”, reading “I am just about to pack and send off your two drawings of Athens – after all without any ‘howls’ – large or small. But I have to thank you … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Mucous Membrane (Another Unpublished Poem and a ‘Drama’)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