- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- The collection consists of one item: letter to Dear sirs [Charles Scribner's Sons], 17 March 1892, enclosing a photograph and notes [not extant], with permission from the photographer to publish the photos provided his name is used.
- In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (#XXXX-1117R/VF Lit)
- Administrative History:
- Thomas Hardy was an English author, highly regarded as both a nineteenth-century novelist and a twentieth-century poet. Born in Dorset and raised in humble circumstances, Hardy was educated by local schools and apprenticed to an architect. He lived for a time in London, but returned to Dorset and devoted himself to literature. He established himself as an important but controversial novelist, setting many of his works in Wessex, a fictionalized version of Berkshire. Hardy's fiction is distinguished by his realistic portrayal of rural life and his startling attention to detail. His success allowed him to turn exclusively to poetry late in life, and while recognition was slow in coming, he is now considered a major poet.
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