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John Forster, Letter

Identifier: MS-0183

Scope and Contents

This single letter is from John Forster to a Mrs. Swain. It is a notice of death, referring to the death of a Mr. Forster and the current condition of his recently widowed wife.


  • Creation: 1839, Feb. 15


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The letter is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. These materials are in the public domain. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

John Forster was born in 1812 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, and is known for his biography titled: The Life of Charles Dickens. He attended Newcastle Grammar School and in 1828 entered University College in London. Forster wrote for The Examiner and became well known among literary circles during the 1830s. A close friend of Charles Dickens, he read early drafts and manuscripts of many of Dickens' works.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Related Materials

The Forster Collection at Victoria and Albert South Kensington Museum, London, includes John Forster's personal library and collection of art.

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