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Papers of William James Linton, 1835-1897 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1462971
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Linton, W. J. (William James), 1812-1897
 
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Description [1835-1897] 
0.18 m. (1 box) 
Summary

MS 1698 mostly comprises personal letters to and from W.J. Linton's immediate family, including his mother, Mary Linton, Laura Linton, his wife, Emily and his children, especially his eldest son William Wade Linton. Other correspondence is with J. Hennessy, Francis Gibson, Louthward Smith, Caroline White, Jane Smith, Alfred Taylor, Henry Rushner, James Watson, C.J. Harding, Mentia Taylor, Hugh Williams, R. Angus Smith, George Edmondsons, A. Macmillan, H.S. King, J.M. Moir, R.A. Smith, N. Wehnert, Garth Wilkinson, J. Richmond, T. Palmer, Alex Zarnam, H.B. Adams, E.B. Watson, H.B. Zolman, R. Westcott, S.M. Gibson, T. Hisling and N. Parne.

The collection also includes booklets and pamphlets written and/or printed by W.J. Linton; various papers, including one which comments on penal conditions at Norfolk Island and Port Arthur by Sir William Molesworth; a paper titled "Against death -punishment" (1838), and a report of the Peoples International League (15 November 1847) of which W.J. Linton was the secretary (1 box). A listing of W.J. Linton material in Yale University Library, on 131 catalogue cards, is available before MS 1698, folder 1.

Biography/History

A wood-engraver and poet, William James Linton was also involved in advocating republican principles in the English Republic, a monthly magazine, and the Leader, a London weekly newspaper, both of which he started. About 1867 he went to America where he later set up his private press in a farm-house called "Appledore" in the township of Hamden just outside New Haven, Connecticut. On this press he printed Windfalls, a collection of some 200 extracts from imaginery plays, a memoir of his friend James Watson in 1879; a small collection of translations in verse from Victor Hugo and Beranger in 1881; Golden apples of Hesperus: poems not in the collections in 1882; In dispraise of a woman; Catullus with variations in 1886; Love-lore in 1887; and The masters of wood-engraving. The plaint of freedom, anonymously issued in 1852, was also written by him.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 1698.

Related Material Papers of William James Linton, 1839-1897; Located at; National Library of Australia Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room at mfm G 21022.  Prose and verse: written and published in the course of fifty years, 1836-1886; Located at; National Library of Australia Newpapers and Microforms Reading Room at mfm G 3906-3907. 
Source of Acquisition Kashnor Collection. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Room and online at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms1698 
Subjects Linton, W. J. - (William James), - 1812-1897 - Archives.  |  Linton, W. J. - (William James), - 1812-1897 - Correspondence.  |  Linton family - Correspondence.  |  Linton, William Wade, - -1892 - Correspondence.  |  Duffy, Charles Gavan, - Sir, - 1816-1903 - Correspondence.  |  Stoddard, Richard Henry, - 1825-1903 - Correspondence.  |  Authors, English - 19th century - Archives.  |  Poets, English - 19th century - Archives.  |  Capital punishment.  |  Penal colonies - Tasmania.  |  Convicts - Tasmania - Port Arthur.  |  Great Britain - Politics and government - 19th century.
Time Coverage 1835-1897 
Occupation Engravers.  |  Authors.  |  Poets.  |  Printers.
Other authors/contributors Linton family  |  Linton, William Wade, -1892  |  Duffy, Charles Gavan, Sir, 1816-1903  |  Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903  |  Molesworth, William, Sir, 1810-1855

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