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MS 972

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MS 972


Thackeray - Ritchie family papers (Murray archive)



Administrative / Biographical history

Anne Thackeray Ritchie was the eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray. She married Richmond Ritchie in 1878 and they had two children, Hester, and William. Hester Ritchie married Richard Fuller in 1920.
Further biographical details can be found under MS 430: Anne Thackeray Ritchie collection



Extent & medium

6 boxes containing 13 files, 9 volumes and 526 items

Content description

The papers have been divided into four areas:

Anne Thackeray Ritchie’s papers; her husband (and cousin) Richmond Ritchie’s papers; their daughter Hester (Ritchie) Fuller's papers and the diverse papers passed down in the family relating to Thackeray and Ritchie family antecedents.

These papers represent part of the family papers relating to Anne Thackeray Ritchie, which passed to Juliet Murray from her father and grandfather. Further details are given at a lower level.

Finding aids

A 9-page typescript list, probably compiled by Juliet Murray (the donor of these papers), has been included in this catalogue at MS 972 04 37. Murray noted which of the original items in her collection had been published in John Aplin's The Correspondence and Journals of the Thackeray Family (2011). In addition, Murray had written notes and numbers on the envelopes containing the original letters. These notes have been preserved and have been placed with the relevant items in the collection, enabling users to cross-check the originals with the published versions.

Existence and location of originals

A large collection of papers relating to Anne Thackery Ritchie are catalogued under MS 430. These papers were given by Anne Thackeray- Ritchie's grand-daughter Belinda Norman-Butler.

Publication note

Selected correspondence and journals from these family papers have been published in: John Aplin (ed.), The Correspondence and Journals of the Thackeray Family, 5 volumes, London, Pickering & Chatto (2011).
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