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Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881 (historian, essayist and philosopher)

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Dates

  • Existence: 4 December 1795 - 4 February 1881

The historian, essayist, critic and sage Thomas Carlyle was born on 4 December 1795, in Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire. He was educated at the village school and then in Annan at the academy. In 1809 he began studies at Edinburgh University. Originally intended for the ministry, Carlyle had showed a keenness for mathematics, as well as studying French, Latin and Greek, and became a mathematics teacher in Annan and then in Edinburgh. In 1824 he translated Goethe's Wilhelm Meister. Other publications include Sartor Resartus (1835), the three volume The French revolution (1837), the Life and letters of Oliver Cromwell (1845), and the six volume Friedrich II (1858-1865). Carlyle's wife Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866), whom he married in 1826, was from Haddington, and was a prodigious letter writer. Thomas Carlyle died on 4 February 1881 and was buried in Ecclefechan.

Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph Letter Signed from Thomas Carlyle to H. Grant, September 1935

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0027
Scope and Contents Autograpg Letter Signed from Thomas Carlyle, Regent Street, to H. Grant, Gray's Inn, Friday, dated in another hand September 1835.The letter reads: "I was this far on my road to the J. H. [?] but find now it will not do. Unluckily we are all engaged tonight. I should like much to see Garnier again (whom I did not suspect to be in town at present), could he not contrive to call on me, any day - before Sunday, which indeed I grieve to see is but one solitary...
Dates: September 1935

Letter: 1841 Apr. 2, 5 Cheyne Row, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle., 1841

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Identifier: La.IV.4 fols. 1-4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1841

Letter: 1841 May 11, 5 Cheyne Row, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle., 1841

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Identifier: La.IV.4 fols. 5-6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1841

Letter: 1841 Nov. 20, 5 Cheyne Row, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle., 1841

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Identifier: La.IV.4 fols. 9-10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1841

Letter: 1841 Sept.24, 5 Cheyne Row, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle., 1841

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Identifier: La.IV.4 fols. 7-8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1841

Letter: 1842 Jan. 17, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle., 1842

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Identifier: La.IV.4 fols. 11-12
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1842

Letter: 1842 Sept. 19, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle., 1842

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Identifier: La.IV.4 fols. 13-14
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1842

Letter: 1843 Jan. 1, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle., 1843

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Identifier: La.IV.4 fols. 15-16
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1843

Letter: 1844 Feb. 10, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle., 1844

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Identifier: La.IV.4 fols. 17-18
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1844

Letter: 1844 Oct. 10, Chelsea [London], to David Laing / T. Carlyle., 1844

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Identifier: La.IV.4 fols. 19-20
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1844