Carlyle, Jane Baillie Welsh, 1801–66, English woman of letters; wife of Thomas Carlyle, 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); biography by E. A. Drew (1928, repr. 1973); 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).
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