Miscellany: English, chiefly 19th-20th centuries

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About this work


Material formerly held in the Western Manuscripts Department's Autograph Letters Sequence.



Physical description

56 items

Acquisition note

Purchased from: Stevens, London, October 1928 (acc.77578), July 1930 (acc.56545), March 1931 (acc.56477, 56478, 56487 and 68126), August 1931 (acc.68223, 68230 and 68234) and November 1931 (acc.68279); Desgranges, Paris, June 1930 (acc.67390); Seine stalls, Paris, September 1930 (acc.63915); Sotheby's, London, February 1931 (acc.56325), December 1932 (acc.67552) and April 1934 (acc.66602); Glendining's, London, March 1932 (acc.67624), August 1934 (acc.67911) and February 1935 (acc.68005); Mrs. Watson, Burnley, March 1945 (acc.72200), presumably once part of the Thomas Madden Stone autograph collection; Messengers Postal Auctions, Exeter, June 1993 (acc.349202) and July 1997 (acc.350674). Presented by Mrs. Fothergill, September 1927 (acc.67370), Mrs. Playfair, August 1934 (acc.89175), Mrs. A. Agar, 1963 (acc.308551) and A.J. Greenstreet via the National Maritime Museum, March 1992 (acc.348910). Transferred from Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, c.1939 (acc.91800; nos.4 and 33 bear earlier accession numbers, 24977 and 24979 respectively, about which no details are known). Provenance details of no.14 not recorded (acc.67430); no acquisition details of nos.10, 13, 30, 34, 42 and 56 noted.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts..

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Accession number

  • Various - see Acquisition note.