Chapter 6

Photograph Photograph

Cover of the first number of Thackeray’s The Virginians, 1857-9. *EC85.T3255.858v (A).

Letter to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 16 November 1859.

Remembering the enjoyable time they spent together in Cambridge, Mass., Thackeray wrote to Longfellow to solicit the poet’s work for the Cornhill Magazine. Longfellow, contracted with Atlantic Monthly, declined Thackeray’s request.
bMS Am 1340.2 (5481). Purchase, 1976.