Collection MSG 465 - Richard Jefferies Collection

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Richard Jefferies Collection

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CA RBD MSG 465

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  • 1887-1918 (Creation)
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    Jefferies, Richard, 1848-1887

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5 cm of textual records

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(1848-1887)

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Novelist and naturalist Richard Jeffries was born on a farm near Sindon in Wiltshire. As a young man he learned shorthand and began writing for journals. He published his first novel in 1874, and in 1876 moved to London. Both his novels and his periodical essays centre on country life, his descriptions of the Wiltshire landscape and of the interaction of the human and natural worlds being especially evocative. Jeffries died almost destitute following a long illness; sympathy aroused by these circumstances lead his friends to establish a fund for his family.

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Collection consists of letters, mostly from J. W. North to C. Churchill Osborne, concerning Jeffries' death and the fund established for his family.

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M260.Bd Box VII

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