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  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, 188u
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, wife of Edmund Evans, inquiring whether Lillie and Ettie, as well as a Miss Simeon, will be coming to the class next Wednesday. Helen writes that she hopes Ada will come to tea as well, and bring her stamps. Helen informs Mary that she is sending a package for Mr. Evans this evening. In a post-script, Helen writes that sh...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Basil Champneys, circa 1900
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1900 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to English architect and author Basil Champneys regarding a book which Helen had previously mentioned to Champneys, and which accompanies the letter. Helen writes that if Champneys is interested in seeing her husband's "Preface," and unused notes written years ago, she would be happy to show him. Helen informs him that she is home most Wednesd...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Edmund Evans, May 26, 1889
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1889 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to English wood-engraver and printer Edmund Evans, sending her apologies regarding a reproduction of her drawing, which she writes she could not undertake at the moment as she is very busy. Helen mentions that a Mr. Walker never mentioned the address of the owner of the drawing.
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, 188u
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, wife of Edmund Evans, inviting her and Mr. Evans to dine with the Allinghams at Mason House near Haslemere. Helen writes that they intend to call on the Evans' around quarter to 3:00pm, and asks that Mary give her maid a verbal answer so that she may arrange transportation. In a post-script, Helen writes that they hope Li...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Edmund Evans, December 5, 1889
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1889 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to English wood-engraver and printer Edmund Evans, thanking Evans and his wife for their kind expressions of sympathy. Helen writes that she had heard the publishing company Cassell and Co., approached Evans about publishing a cheaper edition of her husband, William Allingham's book "Rhymes for the young folk." Helen inquires of Evans whether...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Edmund Evans, December 23, 1889
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1889 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to English wood-engraver and printer Edmund Evans, informing him that Helen had mislaid his letter and was just now able to find it and respond. Helen writes regarding publishers, and mentions the publisher Reeves and Turner, and mentions that William Morris published through them. Helen writes that Reeves suggested selling "Rhymes for the you...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Edmund Evans, May 13, 1890
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1890 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to English wood-engraver and printer Edmund Evans, asking that Evans kindly give the enclosed to his children Ada and Wilfred with Helen's kind regards. Helen writes that she is glad to send 'them' and that they are not for sale. Helen writes asking that Evans does not send more than 100 copies of "Rhymes," at this time, and says they shall se...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, January 21, circa 1884
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1884 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, wife of Edmund Evans, writing that the fever has increased so much around them. Helen informs Mary they will be residing at Harrow Cottage, in Hampstead Heath for several weeks until the fever improves. Helen encourages Mary to visit should she be in town. In a post-script, Helen mentions drawings for Mr. Evans, and menti...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham, 1800-1900
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1800-1900 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One fragment of a letter from Helen Allingham, sharing that Helen and her family will be visiting Sandown, Isle of Wight to visit Mrs. Elliot's terrace for a fortnight. The fragment is signed, "Helen Allingham.
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Edmund Evans, December 9, circa 1890
    Multi-Page Item | 7 pages | 1890 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to English wood-engraver and printer Edmund Evans, writing to share that she visited Mr. Spielmann, likely the art-critic Marion Speilmann, at his home. Helen writes that Spielmann would like to show Evans' letter to the "Editor of Cassells." She writes that Spielmann may include a notice of her in the "Magazine of Art." Helen informs Evans th...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, February 26, circa 1884
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1884 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, wife of Edmund Evans, seeking Mary's advice regarding the scarlet fever outbreak. Helen writes that they had intended to return home next Monday, March 3rd, but had heard from the boys' school that scarlet fever is still bad there. Helen asks Mary for the state of the cases in the area. Helen apologizes for troubling Mary...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to John Haswell, December 5, 1903
    Multi-Page Item | 8 pages | 1903 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter and accompanying envelope from Helen Allingham to English painter, poet, and lawyer Dr. John Haswell, thanking Haswell for his kind letter. Helen expresses her gladness at hearing Haswell liked her book so well, likely referring to her book "Happy England: As painted by Helen Allingham, R.W.S.," published in 1903. Helen mentions the printing done by Mr. Hentschel,...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, 188u
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, wife of Edmund Evans, regarding Helen coming to draw the white roses at the Evans' home. Helen mentions that William and her think it is very kind for Mary to make the offer for Gerald trial a lesson or two alongside Ettie, likely Mary's daughter Henrietta, whom Helen hopes is better. In a note, Helen writes that a Mrs. N...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, 188u
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, wife of Edmund Evans, apologizing and informing Mary that Helen is unable to take the train on Saturday. Helen writes that unless she feels better than she does today, she believes the train home would prove too difficult. Helen also writes that she hopes Mary's cold improves.
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Basil Champneys, April 24, circa 1900
    Multi-Page Item | 10 pages | 1900 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to English architect and author Basil Champneys regarding his book "The Life of Coventry Patmore," which Helen had acquired. She mentions that she is currently suffering from severe influenza. Helen draws Champney's attention to a mistake made in the volume on page 85, which claims that Patmore had taken Rossetti to see Tennyson. Helen correct...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Basil Champneys, April 27, circa 1900
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1900 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to English architect and author Basil Champneys regarding her previous letter in which she pointed out mistakes in Champneys' book. Helen corrects herself and writes that the two visits to Tennyson were coincidents. Helen admits that she should have checked Dr. Birckbeck Hall's book herself before writing to Champneys. Helen asks for Champneys...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Basil Champneys, circa 1900
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1900 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to English architect and author Basil Champneys asking a favor of Champneys. Helen asks Champneys to see the manuscript of Mr. Patmore's description of Tennyson's thoughts on her husband's work. She inquires about seeing the page or manuscript, and mentions calling on Champneys next Thursday. Helen writes that she has been painting outdoors, i...
  • Letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, March 2, 1884
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1884 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Helen Allingham to Mary Spence Evans, wife of Edmund Evans, thanking Mary for her kind letter. Helen expresses that she was grieved to hear of Mr. Evans' illness and hopes that he is improving. Helen informs Mary that from reading her letter and from hearing of sickness in London, the Allingham family will be returning to the countryside.
  • Letter from Helen Allingham, 1875
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1875 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One sketch for a portrait of Thomas Carlyle by Helen Allingham. Helen's sketch shows a figure sitting down beside a fireplace, with a mantel. Helen's sketch is accompanied by notes describing the meeting with Carlyle, mentioning that he was dressed in a long grey dressing gown.