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Uncle Arly’s Tune (and a New Lear Self-Caricature)

In a recent post celebrating Edward Lear’s 204th brithday on the Untold Lives blog at the British Library Alexandra Ault, Curator of Manuscripts and Archives 1601-1850, posts a nice self-caricature of Lear and his cat Foss from a letter to … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Letters to Ellen Rawson & Daughter

This is part of a collection of 11 letters Edward Lear wrote to Mrs. Ellen Rawsom and her daughter Constance which were sold at Sotheby’s on 10 December 2013. Does anyone know where they ended up? The catalogue description: SERIES … 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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Edward Lear, Another Letter to Vincent (with Self-Caricature)

Edward Lear, ‘I am just 60, & like this’ a fine self-caricature of the aged Edward Lear, soon after completing “the biggest Watercol: drawing I ever been & did”. The recipient, Spencer Vincent (1825-1889), was himself an accomplished amateur artist; a … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and Edward Gibbon

On 2 January 1882 Edward Lear wrote in his diary that he “took a Gibbon’s Rise & Fall up to Mrs. Welfords” and then at the bottom of the page added a limerick obviously inspired by this event: the poem … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and his Garden

The last page of a letter from San Remo, by Edward Lear; from the George Gery Milner-Gibson-Cullum autograph collection at Trinity College Library, Cambridge.

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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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