Carlyle, Jane Baillie Welsh

Carlyle, Jane Baillie Welsh,

1801–66, English woman of letters; wife of Thomas CarlyleCarlyle, Thomas,
1795–1881, English author, b. Scotland. Early Life and Works

Carlyle studied (1809–14) at the Univ. of Edinburgh, intending to enter the ministry, but left when his doubts became too strong.
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, whom she married in 1826. She possessed a genius for letter writing, manifest in the volumes of her published correspondence (1883, 1924, 1931).


See edition of her letters by T. Bliss (1950); biographies by E. A. Drew (1928, repr. 1973) and K. Chamberlain (2017); studies by L. Hanson (1952) and J. Markus (2000); studies of the Carlyle marriage by T. Holme (1965, repr. 2000), P. Rose (1983), and R. Ashton (2003).