First published in 1994, these two volumes are intended as a supplement to the four-volume edition edited by Gordon N. Ray in 1945-46. In writing to his broad range of correspondents, Thackeray produced a varied body of letters that will help readers to better understand his nineteenth-century society as well as his professional and private life — especially his relationships with women. These volumes contain 1713 letters: 1464 to and from Thackeray that were not included in the earlier volumes, and 249 with texts that have been edited from newly available manuscripts, and that thereby replace texts that were printed in Ray from incomplete sources.
Volume I; Preface; Abbreviations and Symbols; List of Thackeray Letters; LETTERS
Volume II; LETTERS; Appendix I-A. Debating Society, Trinity College Appendix VII-A. The Firebrand Correspondence Appendix VIII-A. A Yellowplush Letter to Mrs. Frances Trollope Appendix XII-A. Diary for 1849 Appendix XII-B. Receipts for a Series of "English Humourists" Lectures Appendix XIII-A. Thackeray’s Arrival in the United States, 1852 Appendix XV-A. Address to the Garrick Club, 1855 Appendix XIX-A. The Oxford Election, 1857 Diary for 1859 Appendix XX-B. Address to the Garrick Club, 23 April 1860 Appendix XXIX. Gordon N. Ray’s Correction and Notations for Volumes I-IV Appendix XXX. New Locations of Ray Letters; Indexes