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Alfred Parsons Letter

An description of his letter at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Parsons, Alfred, 1847-1920.
Title: Alfred Parsons Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1847-1920
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Photocopy of an undated letter sent by the English novelist Thomas Hardy to illustrator Alfred Parsons.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Alfred Parsons (1847-1920) was an English artist and illustrator. He worked for Harper's Magazine and often drew illustrations for the short stories of Thomas Hardy, the naturalist novelist.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Alfred Parsons Letter consists of a photocopy of a letter written by Thomas Hardy and addressed to Alfred Parsons. The letter is written on "Max Gate near Dorchester" letterhead and dated only "Thursday Jan 24." Hardy discusses arrangements for a visit from Parsons later in the week.

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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


Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
Parsons, Alfred, 1847-1920.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Thomas Hardy Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: LMD
Date: 08 December 2009
Revision history:

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