Finding Aid for the Christina Georgina Jane Reeve Papers, 1851-1888

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Finding Aid for the Christina Georgina Jane Reeve Papers, 1851-1888

Collection number: 2068

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Brooke Whiting, July 1977
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Christina Georgina Jane Reeve Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1851-1888
Collection number: 2068
Creator: Reeve, Henry, Mrs.
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Christina Georgina Jane Reeve was the second wife of Henry Reeve (1813-95). Henry Reeve's position as editor of the Edinburgh review allowed the Reeves to move in leading social, literary, and political circles of London and Paris of their time. The collection consists of bound typescript copies of Christina Reeve's correspondence and journals documenting the Reeves' literary, social, and political circles, often mentioning literary figures such as Charles Dickens, William M. Thackeray, Harriet Marineau, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mrs. Gaskell, George Eliot, Matthew Arnold, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers, purchase, 1976.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Christina Georgina Jane Reeve Papers (Collection 2068). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2723047 

Biography

Christina Georgina Jane Reeve, eldest daughter of George Tilly Gollop of Strode House, Dorset, was the second wife of Henry Reeve (1813-95). Henry Reeve's position as editor of the Edinburgh review allowed the Reeves to move in leading social, literary, and political circles of London and Paris of their time.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of bound typescript copies of correspondence and journals of Christine Georgina Jane Reeve, wife of Henry Reeve. The letters (1851-88) are in three volumes, and her journals (1851-78) are bound in four. The journals document the Reeves' literary, social, and political circles, often mentioning literary figures such as Charles Dickens, William M. Thackeray, Harriet Marineau, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mrs. Gaskell, George Eliot, Matthew Arnold, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. The also include social gossip and lengthy eye-witness accounts of events such as the funeral of the Duke of Wellington.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Reeve, Henry, Mrs.--Archives.
Reeve, Henry, 1813-1895.
Periodical editors--England--Archival resources.
Journalists' spouses--England--Archival resources.
Socialites--England--Archival resources.
Journals (accounts).
Letters.


Container List

 

Letters and Journals, 1851-1888. n.p. (English) ca. 1895

Creator/Collector: Reeve, Christine Georgina Jane (Gollop) 1820-
Physical Description: (7 volumes in 3 boxes, Typescript copies)

Scope and Content Note

Christine Reeve was the wife of Henry Reeve, 1813-1895, well-known in literary, social, and political circles. She was the author of a popular book on cookery and housekeeping.
These manuscripts are all typescript copies of the originals with some holography corrections by the author. It is probable that they were prepared for J.K. Laughton, her husband's biographer.
Letters to my parents:
  • vol.1, 1851-62
  • vol.2, 1863-74
  • vol.3, 1875-88
Extracts from journals kept by Christine G.J. Reeve:
  • vol.1, 1851-60
  • vol.2, 1861-67
  • vol.3, 1868-72
  • vol.4, 1873-78