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British Fiction, 1800–1829: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception
List of Sources: Anecdotal Records

Sources for Anecdotal Records

93 source works [organised alphabetically by commentator]

x Memoirs, Miscellanies and Letters of the Late Lucy Aikin, ed. by Philip Hemery le Breton (London: Longman, 1864).

x Jane Austen’s Letters, ed. by Deirdre Le Faye, 3rd edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997). [abbreviated as Le Faye]

x Collected Letters of Joanna Baillie, ed. by Judith Bailey Slagle, 2 vols (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999).

x Patrick Joseph Murray, The Life of John Banim, the Irish Novelist (London: William Lay, 1857).

x Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, ed. by Lady Theresa Lewis, 3 vols (London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1865).

x Margaret Oliphant, Annals of a Publishing House, 3 vols (Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1897). [abbreviated as Oliphant]

x The Autobiography of Anna Eliza Bray, ed. by John A. Kempe (London: Chapman and Hall, 1884).

x Mary Brunton, Emmeline. With Some Other Pieces. To Which is Prefixed a Memoir of her Life, Including Some Extracts from her Correspondence (Edinburgh: Manners and Miller, and Archibald Constable and Co; London: John Murray, 1819).

x The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Madame D’Arblay), ed. by Edward A. Bloom et al., 12 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1974–1984).

x The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, ed. by Lorna J. Clark (Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1997).Click here to go to the top of the page.

x Lady Charlotte Bury, The Diary of a Lady-In-Waiting, ed. by A. F. Steuart, 2 vols (London: John Lane, 1908).

x Lady Blessington’s Conversations of Lord Byron, ed. by Ernest J. Lovell, jun. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969).

x Medwin’s Conversations of Lord Byron, ed. by Ernest J. Lovell, jun. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966).

x Byron’s Letters and Journals, ed. by Leslie A. Marchand, 13 vols (London: John Murray, 1973–94).

x An Irish Beauty of the Regency. Compiled from ‘Mes Souvenirs,’—The Unpublished Journals of the Hon. Mrs. Calvert 1789–1822, ed. by Mrs Warrenne Blake (London and New York: John Lane, 1911).

x The Letters of Princess Charlotte, ed. by A. Aspinall (London: Home and Van Thal, 1949).

x The Journals of Claire Clairmont, ed. by Marion Kingston Stocking, with the assistance of David Mackenzie Stocking (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968).

x The Clairmont Correspondence: Letters of Claire Clairmont, Charles Clairmont, and Fanny Imlay Godwin, ed. by Marion Kingston Stocking, 2 vols (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).

x The Collected Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ed. by Earl Leslie Griggs, 6 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971).

x The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Marginalia, ed. by George Whalley, vol. 12.1 (London: Routledge, 1980).

x The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Marginalia, ed. by George Whalley, vol. 12.2 (London: Routledge, 1984).

x The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Marginalia, ed. by George Whalley and H. J. Jackson, vol. 12.4 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998).Click here to go to the top of the page.

x Thomas Constable, Archibald Constable and his Literary Correspondents, 3 vols (Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1873). [abbreviated as ACLC]

x Correspondence of James Fenimore Cooper, ed. by James Fenimore Cooper, 2 vols (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1922).

x The Letters and Journals of James Fenimore Cooper, ed. by James Franklin Beard, 6 vols (Cambridge, MA: Belknap-Harvard University Press, 1960–69)

x Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe, ed. by Thomas C. Faulkner (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985).

x Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their writers, ed. by Edith J. Morley, 3 vols (London: Dent, 1938).

x The Croker Papers: Correspondence and Diaries of John Wilson Croker, ed. by Louis J. Jennings, 3 vols (London: John Murray, 1884).

x James Ogden, Isaac D’Israeli (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969).

x The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, ed. by Augustus J. C. Hare, 2 vols (London: Edward Arnold, 1894).

x Maria Edgeworth in France and Switzerland. Selections from the Edgeworth family letters, ed. by Christina Colvin (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979).

x Maria Edgeworth: Letters from England 1813–1844, ed. by Christina Colvin (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971).

x Letters of Maria Edgeworth and Anna Letitia Barbauld, selected from the Lushington Papers, ed. by Walter Sidney Scott (London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1953).

x Memoir and Correspondence of Susan Ferrier. 1782–1854. Collected by her Grand-Nephew John Ferrier, ed. by John A. Doyle (London: Murray, 1898; rpt. London: Eveleigh, 1929).

x John Galt, The Autobiography of John Galt, 2 vols (London: Cochrane and McCrone, 1833).

x John Galt, The Literary Life and Miscellanies of John Galt, 3 vols (Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1834).

x R. P. Gillies, Memoirs of a Literary Veteran, 3 vols (London: Bentley, 1851).Click here to go to the top of the page.

x Memoir and Correspondence of Mrs Grant of Laggan, ed. by J. P. Grant, 3 vols (London: Longman, 1844).

x A Second Self: The Letters of Harriet Granville, 1810–1845, ed. by Virginia Surtees (Salisbury, Wiltshire: Michael Russell, 1990).

x S. C. Hall, Retrospect of a Long Life: From 1815–1883, 2 vols (London: Bentley, 1883).

x Elizabeth Benger, Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton. With a Selection from her Correspondence, and Other Unpublished Writings, 2 vols (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1818).

x The Diary of Benjamin Robert Haydon,  ed. by William Bissell Pope, 5 vols (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1960–63).

x The Fate of the Fenwicks: Letters to Mary Hays (1798–1828), ed. by A. F. Wedd (London: Methuen & Co, 1927).

x James Hogg, Memoirs of the Author’s Life and Familiar Anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott, ed. by Douglas S. Mack (New York: Barnes & Noble, 1972).

x James Hogg, Anecdotes of Scott, ed. by Jill Rubenstein (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999).

x The Letters of Sara Hutchinson from 1800–1835, ed. by Kathleen Coburn (London: Routledge, 1954).

x Life and Letters of Washington Iriving, ed. by Pierre M. Irving, 3 vols (London: Bentley, 1862).

x Letters of Washington Irving, ed. by Ralph M. Aderman, Herbert L. Kleinfield, and Jennifer S. Banks, 4 vols (Boston: Twayne, 1978–82). [abbreviated as Aderman]

x Washington Irving and the House of Murray: Geoffrey Crayon Charms the British, 1817–1856, ed. by Ben Harris McClary (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1969).

x Letters of John Keats 1814–1821, ed. by Hyder Edward Rollins, vol. 1 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1958).

x Mary Leadbeater, The Leadbeater Papers, 2 vols (London: Bell and Daldy, 1862; rpt. Routledge/Thoemmes Press, 1998).Click here to go to the top of the page.

x I Know My Own Heart: The Diaries of Anne Lister 1791–1840, ed. by Helena Whitbread (New York and London: New York University Press, 1988).

x No Priest but Love: Excerpts from the Diaries of Anne Lister, 1824–1826, ed. by Helena Whitbread (West Yorkshire: Smith Settle, 1992).

x Andrew Lang, The Life and Letters of John Gibson Lockhart, 2 vols (London: Nimmo, 1897).

x The Letters of Thomas Babington Macaulay, ed. by Thomas Pinney, 6 vols (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1974–81).

x Horst W. Drescher. Literature and Literati: The Literary Correspondence and Notebooks of Henry Mackenzie, Vol. 1 (Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang, 1989).

x Mary Russell Mitford, ‘The Literary Pocket-Book’, unpublished MS, British Library, Shelfmark C.60.b.7.

x Letters of Mary Russell Mitford, Second Series, ed. by Henry Chorley et al., 2 vols (London: Bentley, 1872).

x The Life of Mary Russell Mitford, ed. by A. G. L’Estrange, 3 vols (London: Bentley, 1870).

x The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford, ed. by A. G. L’Estrange, 2 vols (London: Hurst & Blackett, 1882).

x Lady Morgan’s Memoirs: Autobiography, Diaries and Correspondence, ed. by W. Hepworth Dixon, 2 vols (London: William H. Allen & Co, 1862).

x Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray, 2nd edn, 2 vols (London: John Murray, 1891). [abbreviated as Smiles]

x The Diary of Benjamin Newton, Rector of Wath, 1816–1818, ed. by C. P. Ferdall and E. A. Crutchley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1933).

x The Letters of Thomas Love Peacock, ed. by Nicholas A. Joukovsky, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001).

x Anne Plumptre, Narrative of a Residence in Ireland during the Summer of 1814, and that of 1815 (London: Henry Colburn, 1817).

x The Diary of Dr John Polidori, 1816, ed. by W. M. Rossetti (London: E. Matthews, 1911). Click here to go to the top of the page.

x A Governess in the Age of Jane Austen: The Journals and Letters of Agnes Porter, ed. by Joanna Martin (London: Hambledon Press, 1998).

x A Regency Visitor: The English Tour of Prince Pückler-Muskau, Described in his Letters, 1826–1828, ed. by E. M. Butler, from the original translation by Sarah Austin (London: Collins, 1957).

x Cyrus Redding, Fifty Years’ Recollections, 3 vols (London: Skeet, 1858).

x Recollections of the Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers. First Collected by the Revd Alexander Dyce, ed. by Morchard Bishop (London: The Richards Press Ltd, 1952).

x The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, ed. by W. E. K. Anderson (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972).

x The Correspondence of Sir Walter Scott and Charles Robert Maturin (New York: Garland, 1980).

x The Private Letter Books of Sir Walter Scott, ed. by Wilfred Partington (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1930).

x Sir Walter’s Post-Bag, ed. by Wilfred Partington (London: Murray, 1932).

x The Letters of Sir Walter Scott, ed. by H. Grierson et al., 13 vols (Edinburgh: Constable, 1932). [abbreviated as Grierson]. Used with: James Clarkson Corson, Notes and Index to Sir Herbert Grierson’s Edition of the Letters of Sir Walter Scott, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979) [abbreviated as Corson], and with Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott Correspondence,

x Life and Letters of Catharine Maria Sedgwick, ed. by Mary E. Dewey (New York: Harper, 1871).

x The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814–1844, ed. by Paula Feldman and Diana Scott-Kilvert, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987).

x The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, ed. by Betty T. Bennett, 3 vols (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980–88).

x The Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley, ed. by Frederick L. Jones, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1964).

x Shelley and his Circle: 1773–1822, ed. by Kenneth Neill Cameron & Donald H. Reiman, 8 vols to date (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1961–)

x The Memoirs of Susan Sibbald (1783–1812), ed. by Francis Paget Hett (London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1926).

x Rollins, H. D. ‘Letters of Horace Smith to Colburn’, Harvard Library Bulletin 3 (1949), 360.Click here to go to the top of the page.

x The Letters of Sydney Smith, ed. by Nowell C. Smith, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1953).

x New Letters of Robert Southey, ed. by Kenneth Curry, 2 vols (New York: Columbia University Press, 1965).

x The Early Married Life of Maria Josepha Lady Stanley, ed. by Jane H. Adeane (London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1899).

x The Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, introd. by R. Brimley Johnson (London: John Lane, 1926).

x Isaac Taylor, Memoirs and Poetical Remains of the Late Jane Taylor: With Extracts from her Correspondence, 2nd edn, 2 vols (London: B. J. Holdsworth, 1826).

x Edward Wakefield, An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, 2 vols (London: Longman & Co, 1812).

x ‘Christopher North’: A Memoir of John Wilson, compiled by Mary Wilson Gordon; with an introduction by R. Shelton Mackenzie (New York: W. J. Widdleton, 1863).

x The Letters of Dorothy and William Wordsworth, ed. by Ernest D. Selincourt, 8 vols Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967–93.

x The Wynne Diaries, ed. by Anne Freemantle, 3 vols (London: Oxford University Press, 1940).

x The Scotswoman at Home and Abroad: Non-Fictional Writing 1700–1900, ed. by Dorothy McMillan (Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 1999).

x Papers and Diaries of a York Family 1764–1839, ed. by Mrs. Edwin Gray (London: The Sheldon Press, 1927).

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