Guide to the Leslie Stephen Letter 1862 June 3
Cage 5059

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904
Title
Leslie Stephen Letter
ID
Cage 5059
Date
1862 June 3
Extent
1.0 folder
General Physical Description note
.05 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of a single item: a handwritten letter from Leslie Stephen to his friend, A. G. Puller, dated June 3, 1862.

Preferred Citation note

Leslie Stephen letter, 1862 June 3

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) was an author and the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. At the time this letter was written (June 1862), Stephen was in the process of leaving the priesthood, and had been climbing extensively in the Alps.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a single item: a handwritten four-page letter from Leslie Stephen to his friend and fellow alpinist, Arthur Giles Puller, dated June 3, 1862. In it, Stephen invites Puller to dine with him at the Alpine Club in Richmond, and mentions he is thinking of writing a climbing book (this ultimately became The Playground of Europe, published in 1871).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The WSU Libraries purchased this item from Jon S. Richardson Rare Books in 2013 (MS 2013-15).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Leslie Stephen Letter, 1887 July 3 (Cage 4714)

Leslie Stephen Drawing Book, 1841 November 3 (Cage 4708)

Leslie Stephen Letters, 1885-1887 (Cage 4753)

Leslie Stephen Letter, 1885 May 7 (Cage 4809)

Leslie Stephen Letter, 1886 January 5 (Cage 4817)

Leslie Stephen Letter, 1875 April 7 (Cage 5019)

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904 -- Correspondence -- Selections.

Subject(s)

  • Expeditions and Adventure

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