Agency History / Biographical Note:
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a celebrated Scottish essayist, historian, and man of letters who published works on important historical figures and events. His first major work was Sartor Resartus, though his second publication, the two-volume work The French Revolution, A History established his popularity. Carlyle was also an expert on German literature, having translated writers such as Goethe into English.
Scope and Content:
Notable correspondents include: John W. Davis, F. Ernest Gruening, Archibald MacMechan, Townsend Scudder, and former Bowdoin president Kenneth C.M. Sills. Nearly all correspondence concerns the production and completion of the Carlyle bibliography.
The Thomas Carlyle Letters form a separate collection (M43).
Cite as: Isaac Dyer Papers on Thomas Carlyle, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine
Access Restrictions: None.