John Forster, Letter
Title: John Forster,
Creator: Forster, John, 1812-1876
folder (0.01 linear feet)
Collection Number: MS 0183
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Preferred Citation: John Forster, Letter (MS 0183). Archives & Special Collections, University of
John Forster was born in 1812 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, and is known for his
biography titled: The Life of Charles Dickens. He attended
Newcastle Grammar School and in 1828 entered University College in London. Forster wrote for
The Examiner and became well known among literary circles
during the 1830s. A close friend of Charles Dickens, he read early drafts and manuscripts of
many of Dickens' works.
Scope and Content:
The single letter is from John Forster to a Mrs. Swain, with the address of Stockton,
Durham. It refers to the death of a second Mr. Forster and the grief of his widow.
Forster, John, 1812-1876
Reporters and reporting
Box 1. Folder 1. Letter, 1839, Feb. 15
Related Material and Resources: The Forster Collection at Victoria and Albert South Kensington Museum, London, includes
John Forster's personal library and collection of art.