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Maxwell, John.

John Maxwell letter to Samuel Lover

1859 September 27

Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F373

Creator: Maxwell, John.

Title: John Maxwell letter to Samuel Lover

Inclusive Dates: 1859 September 27

Extent: 1 item (3 pp.)

Abstract: Letter from publisher John Maxwell to Samuel Lover.

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F373, John Maxwell letter to Samuel Lover, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Purchase, 1994.


Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007.

The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Samuel Lover (1797–1868)

Irish painter, playwright, and author Samuel Lover (1797–1868) was a prolific artist during the nineteenth century. He painted portraits and wrote plays, ballads and novels.


"Samuel Lover 1797–1868." Literature Online. (accessed March 16, 2007).

John Maxwell (1824–1895)

John Maxwell (1824–1895) was the husband and publisher of English writer Mary Braddon.


"Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1837–1915." Literature Online. (accessed March 20, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This is an autograph letter signed by publisher John Maxwell to Samuel Lover, encouraging Lover's contributions to a magazine edited by Maxwell entitled The Welcome Guest. The letter is written on the stationery of the magazine.

Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868.
Corporate Names
The Welcome Guest. [from old catalog]
Topical Terms
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Detailed Contents List

John Maxwell letter to Samuel Lover , 1859 September 27   [Box 21 F373]

Autograph letter signed, 3 pp.