||The correspondence of C.W. Shirley Brooks consists of 37 letters from Brooks to various friends and acquaintances. The correspondence dates from 1854 to February 8, 1874, just two weeks before his death. Brooks's correspondence discusses literary matters, his health, social engagements, and editorial work.
The correspondence includes Brooks to the following: Sir William Howard Russell (1820-1907), famous war correspondent for the London Times whose story of "The Battle of Bull Run" published in 1861 in New York caused a serious controversy, and John Timbs (1801-1875), author and editor of over 150 works including Curiosities of London (1855).|