Contents and Arrangement

Keeley, Mary Ann, Mrs., circa 1805-1899, undated

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains approximately 300 letters written to Sala by about 200 different people over the course of 40 years. Included in the collection are letters, usually single, by prominent authors, journalists, artists, nobility, philanthropists, and other notables, such as Sir Edwin Arnold, P. T. Barnum, Dion Boucicault, M. E. Braddon, Wilkie Collins, Lady Mary Combermere, George Cruikshank, Charles Dickens, Jean Henri Dunant, Emily Faithful, Lord Ronald Gower, W. Holman Hunt, Sir Henry Irving, Charles G. Leland, Horace Mayhew, Arthur Orton (the Tichborne claimant), Charles Reade, Henry Vizetelly, Thomas Woolner, and Edmund Yates.

Additional accessions include letters written by Sala to various correspondents, including Richard Edgecumbe, William Powell Frith, Sir Charles Hall, Joseph Jefferson, Parke Godwin, Lady Monckton, and John Busrand Payne. Also included is a letter from Ralph Straus, who seems to have been the original owner of the 300 letters, to de. V. Payne Payne regarding Sala, dated Sept. 6, 1939.

Collection History

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Keeley, Mary Ann, Mrs., circa 1805-1899; George Augustus Sala Correspondence, C0804, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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