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Thomas Carlyle Collection
MS 97  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
  • Other Finding Aids
  • Separated Material
  • Additional Collection Guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Thomas Carlyle collection
    Dates: 1795-1881
    Collection number: MS 97
    Creator: Carlyle, Thomas
    Creator: Carlyle, Jane Welsh
    Collection Size: 9 boxes, 1 flat, 7 framed items
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, paintings and other graphic materials.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Thomas Carlyle collection. MS 97. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Norman and Charlotte Strouse, Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. and various other donors as well as purchases.


    Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 - 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics "the dismal science", wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains correspondence from Carlyle and his wife, Jane Welsh Carlyle to each other and friends; manuscripts & fragments by Carlyle; engravings. photographs, & paintings of Carlyle, and realia.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881--Archives
    Carlyle, Jane Welsh, 1801-1866
    Authors, Scottish, 19th century--Archives

    Related Material

    Other Finding Aids

    Separated Material

    Books once in Carlyle's private library, an extensive library of works by and about the author, including first and variant editions as well as presentation and association copies have been cataloged separately and are available through UCSC's online catalog.

    Additional Collection Guides