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Sir Charles Theodore Hagberg Wright (1862—1940) librarian

Thomas Carlyle (1795—1881) author, biographer, and historian

Jane Carlyle (1801—1866) letter writer

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Was founded in 1840, largely at the instance of Carlyle, with the support and encouragement of many eminent men of letters of the day, including Gladstone, Grote, H. Hallam, and Mazzini. It opened on 3 May 1841, in two rooms in Pall Mall, and moved to its present premises in St James's Square in 1845.

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