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Thomas Carlyle
Dates: 1795-12-05 / 1881-05-02
Short Biography: Scottish-born writer, with his wife Jane the centre of an important London literary and cultural circle at their house on Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.
Collection Descriptions
Ceramics Collection (National Trust, Carlyle's House)
Decorative and practical items which belonged to Jane Carlyle. The House has a china closet which Carlyle described...
Furniture Collection (National Trust, Carlyle's House)
The furniture includes pieces that the Carlyles brought with them from Scotland to London in the 1830s, complemented ...
Library collection (National Trust, Carlyle's House)
Approximately 1,325 volumes forming part of Thomas Carlyle's library, many of them annotated in his own hand. Other b...
Paintings collection (National Trust, Carlyle's House)
Paintings include Robert Tait's "A Chelsea Interior" painted in 1857 and depicting Thomas and Jane Carlyle in the par...
Personalia collection (National Trust, Carlyle's House)
Carlyle's House contains items that were part of the Carlyles' life at Cheyne Row and which are well documented in th...

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