Chapter 7

On December 24, 1863, Thackeray was found dead in his bed, most likely the result of a stroke following several weeks of illness. He was buried in Kensal Green cemetery near the grave of his daughter Jane on December 30; between 1,500 and 2,000 mourners attended his funeral.

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Photograph Charles Dickens, “In Memoriam,” in The Cornhill Magazine, February 1864. Thackeray’s unfinished novel, Denis Duval (New York: Harper, 1864). Photograph
Photograph Catalogue of the contents of the house of the late W. Makepeace Thackeray, esq. (London: Christie, Manson, & Woods, 1864). Diary of Shirley Brooks, 1864.

Photograph Thackerayana (London: Chatto & Windus, 1875).

Anne Thackeray Ritchie’s introductions to the Centenary Biographical Editions (London: John Murray, 1911). Photograph
Photograph Anne Thackeray Ritchie, undated. Ticket to Titmarsh Club exhibition, 1911. Photograph
Photograph “Mrs. Fiske revives ‘Becky Sharp’” Fifth Avenue Theatre playbill for “Becky Sharp.”