RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 31a/288
Alt Ref NoMS 31/288
Date17 Dec 1874
Extent1 item
TitleSir Leslie Stephen
DescriptionALS to Marshall in answer to enquiry from him concerning the weight of Thackeray's brain [Stephen's wife was Thackeray's daughter]. Stephen expresses unwillingness to ask her any details, and quotes from a book recently published in America, entitled 'Anecdote biographies of Thackeray & Dickens', p.164, where it was stated that his brain weighed 58½ ounces. Also refers Marshall to Sir Henry Thompson, who attended Thackeray till his death, & mentions Thackeray's age, date of birth & death, & height.(William Makepeace Thackeray).
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameStephen; Sir; Leslie (1832-1904)
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