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Lever (Charles James) Papers
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Description
A collection of personal and business correspondence, notebooks, and ephemera for the author and editor Charles James Lever.
Background
Charles James Lever (1806-1872) was born in Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from Trinity College with a B. A. in 1827 and, in 1831, obtained the degree of Bachelor's of medicine; he did not practice medicine for many years before embarking on a fulltime literary career in 1842. He left Ireland in 1845 to live on the Continent, settling first in Brussels and then in Florence; he would never live in Ireland again and made only short visits to Dublin and London until the end of his life. Lever married Katherine Baker in 1832, and together they had three daughters and one son. Besides his literary career, Lever sought additional income as a member of the civil service and served as the vice-consul in Spezia, Italy; he later took up the consulship at Trieste, Austria. Lever died of heart failure on June 1, 1872, and was buried in the British cemetery at Trieste. Over the span of his literary career Lever was the editor of the Dublin University Magazine, as well as the author of 24 extremely popular novels, many articles and short pieces for various journals.
Extent
7 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Restrictions
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