Charles E. Mudie Collection, 1816-1897 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scope and Contents: The Charles E. Mudie Papers dates from 1816 to 1897. Correspondence in the Mudie Papers comprises the most voluminous resource, with letters sent to and written by Mudie and family members. A wide array of mixed materials include photographs, broadsides, passports and a travel diary from 1859. Topics from the letters shed light on Mudie's Circulating Library subscription system and the book trade, and discussions of 19th century books. Conversations about British politics, the Italian unification, European travel, the opening of Mudie's Great Hall in 1860, literary matters, family genealogy and personal matters are also recorded in the letters and mixed materials.
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