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Finding Aid for the Mulock Family papers, 1803-1893
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Description
Dinah Maria Mulock (1826-1887) wrote stories for young people, as well as poetry and novels. Her brother Benjamin (1829-63) was a civil engineer, and her other brother, Thomas, spent much time at sea. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera of the Mulock family, mainly relating to Dinah Maria Mulock. Includes correspondence of the Mulock family and a large group of letters to Dinah from various persons as well as letters from her to various persons. Dinah's incomplete 10-page short story manuscript, The modern children in the wood, is also in the collection.
Background
Dinah Maria Mulock, daughter of Thomas and Mary Dinah Mulock, was born on April 20, 1826 at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England; her father was a minister, who later was separated from his family; her mother died in 1845; her brother Benjamin (1829-63) was a civil engineer whose work took him to Brazil, Russia and other places; her other brother Thomas spent much time at sea; Dinah Maria moved to London about 1846; began writing stories for young people, as well as poetry and novels, including Cola monti (1849), The Ogilvies (1849), Olive (1850), John Halifax, gentleman (1857), The little lame prince (1874), and Poems of thirty years, new and old (1881); she married George Lillie Craik, a partner in the house of Macmillan and Company, in 1864, and moved to Shortlands, near Bromley, Kent; she died on October 12, 1887.The Mulock Family Papers is a collection of correspondence, manuscripts and ephemera of the Mulock family, mainly relating to the authoress Dinah Maria Mulock, afterwards Mrs. Craik. The major part of the collection consists of correspondence between Dinah Craik and her brother Ben Mulock, a few letters from her brother Thomas Mulock, correspondence from her father Thomas Mulock, and a few notes relating to her mother Dinah Mulock. In addition, there are several letters to Dinah Craik from various aunts, and many letters between members of the family, letters to members of the family from various persons, and a large group of letters to Dinah Craik from various persons as well as letters from her to various persons. Also included, is correspondence from the Craik family, containing letters from Dinah Craik to her adopted daughter Dorothy, letters from her husband George Lillie Craik to Dorothy, plus additional correspondence of Mr. Craik.
  • William Craik + Peterson Lillie (daughter of Henry Lillie)
    • Henry (1804-1866)
    • George Lillie (1798-1866) married in 1826: Jeannette Dempster (d. 1856)
      • Adopted child, Dorothy (b. 1869) married: Alexander J. Pilkington
    • James (1802 - 1870) married Margaret Grieve.
      • James and Margaret Craik had five sons, two of which were:
        • George Lillie married in 1864: Dinah Maria Mulock (1826-1887)
        • Henry (Sir Henry Craik, bart., 1846-1927) (1st Bt. created in 1926) married in 1873: Fanny Esther Duffield (d. 1923)
          • Henry and Fanny Craik had three sons, two of which were:
            • George Lillie (Sir George Lillie Craik, bart., 1874-1929.) (succeeded father in 1927) married in 1928: Mary Francis Lyttleton.
            • Henry Duffield (Sir Henry Duffield Craik, bart., 1876- .) (succeeded brother in 1929) married in 1901: Emily Henrietta (D'O) Bakere-Carr (d. 1931)
              • Henry and Emily had two daughters, one of which was:
                • Lady Robert William Targett (former Mrs. R.E. Mackessack)
  • Robert Mulock + M_____ Mulock (From the family papers it appears that Robert Mulock and his wife had four daughters and one son)
    • A_____
    • Alicia
    • Eliza
    • Jane
    • Thomas married: Mary Dinah Mellard (1794-1845)
      • Thomas (b. 1827)
      • Benjamin Robert (1829-1863)
      • Dinah Maria (1826-1887) married in 1864: George Lillie Craik
        • Adopted child, Dorothy (b. 1869) married: Alexander J. Pilkington
  • Extent
    2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Restrictions
    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.
    Availability
    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.