This collection consists of correspondence and literary manuscripts
by English authors and friends of English editor and Charles Dickens biographer John Forster (1812-1876) and his second wife,
Ann Crosbie Colburn Forster.
English writer and editor John Forster (1812-1876) was born April 2, 1812, in Newcastle,
England. At the age of 15, in June 1827, he wrote a paper, "A Few Thoughts in Vindication of
the Stage." Entering University College in London in 1828 as a law student, Forster became
friends with such fellow students as James Emerson Tennent and James Whiteside. He was
admitted to the bar in 1843, but seldom practiced law thereafter.
135 pieces in 2 boxes
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