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Frank Leslie (Mrs.) Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Leslie, Frank, Mrs., 1836-1914.
Title: Frank Leslie (Mrs.) Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1882
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letter from Miriam Leslie, wife of the American engraver and publisher, replying to a request from a collector for her late husband's autograph.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Frank Leslie (1821-1880) was an American engraver, illustrator and publisher of family periodicals. Born Henry Carter in Ipswich, England, he had an early interest in engraving and printing and by age 20 was superintendent of engraving for the Illustrated London News. He came to the United States in 1848 and began publishing illustrated periodicals, including the well-known Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, which had a run of nearly seventy years (1855-1922).

Miriam Florence Folline, Leslie's second wife, was an American publisher, author, feminist and society woman. They married in 1873, his second marriage and her third. After Leslie's death she managed his publishing business, going so far as to have her name changed to "Frank Leslie" in 1881.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frank Leslie (Mrs.) Letter consists of a single letter from Mrs. Leslie to an unidentified recipient. The letter is in reply to a request for an example of her late husband's autograph for his collection.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Leslie, Frank, 1821-1880.
Leslie, Frank, Mrs., 1836-1914.


Autographs -- Collectors and collecting.
Publishers and publishing -- United States.

Genres and Forms



Publishers and publishing.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Frank Leslie (Mrs.) Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 29 Jun 2010
Revision history:

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SC 519 "Dear Sir..." 30 Aug 1882

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