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Thomas Hardy did not use a typewriter (at least in his lifetime)

Richard Polt maintains a page listing authors and their typewriters (here), but you won’t find Thomas Hardy listed.

Browne’s Phonographic World (New York), September 1889 –

But, The New Yorker offers this interesting detail:

“Henry James also had a typewriter, and a secretary, to whom he dictated… For many years after his death, his devoted typist, Theodora Bosanquet, claimed that she was still receiving dictation from him. Indeed, through her spirit medium she was informed that Thomas Hardy, George Meredith, and John Galsworthy, all as dead as James, also wanted to use her stenographic services” (link).

Had Hardy contracted her services, he would have been dictating to a Remington.

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