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George Augustus Sala was an English journalist, artist, book illustrator, traveler, humorist, and novelist. He was editor of Chat, founded and edited (1860-1866) the Temple Bar magazine, and was special correspondent in 1856 to Russia for Charles Dickens and for the Telegraph during the civil war in America. Sala was also a contributor to Household Words and many other publications, and the author of books of travel and novels, such as A Journey Due North (1858) and Things I Have Seen And People I Have Known (1894).

Source: From the finding aid for C0804

  • George Augustus Sala Correspondence. 1857-1890 (inclusive), 1857-1894 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0804

    George Augustus Sala was a nineteenth-century English journalist, artist, book illustrator, traveler, humorist, and novelist. The collection contains approximately 300 letters written to Sala by about 200 different people over the course of 40 years. Among the correspondents are prominent authors, journalists, artists, nobility, philanthropists, and other notables.