Scope and arrangement
To Thomas De Quincey, English essayist : 1 autograph letter signed : [ca. 1837?] : (MISC 0356) : [no place] : begins, "Accept my best thanks for your very kind Note. I have been kept all this week from seeing you by my wife's illness ..." Lockhart's wife, Sir Walter Scott's daughter, Sophia, died in 1837.|||To Anne Jackson Mathews, wife of comic actor Charles Mathews : 1 autograph letter signed : 6 Aug 1839 : (MISC 3545) : from [Wilton? Lerk---?] near Lanark : begins, "I have received at a distance from town your letter of the 27th & I fear my delay in acknowledging it may hev been somewhat inconvenient ...".|||To Miss Hester Murray : 1 autograph letter signed : 18 Jan 1841 : (MISC 1353) : [no place] : begins, "I shall have the honour of joining you ...".|||To John Murray, publisher : 1 autograph letter signed : "Thursday" : (MISC 1363) : [no place] : begins, "I have your card & [?] note & regret most sincerely that we cannot be [at?] your party on Saturday ...".|||To Francis Thackeray, author : 1 autograph letter signed : [Mar 1828] : (B'ANA 0541) : [no place] : begins, "I heartily regret that I cannot at present do what you wish ..."; also includes, "By the way. Moore & Murray have soldered all differences & clubbed their Byroniana so that Moore's Life, rich indeed from two such collections, maybe looked for next Spring..."; also, "Miss Edgeworth has far advanced a novel called 'Taking for granted' ...".