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Miscellany: English, 19th-20th centuries

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About this work


Correspondence by a variety of individuals, 19th-20th centuries (1802-1924 and n.d.).

The reference MS.7400/20 has not been used within this item.



Physical description

91 items


Arranged in alphabetical order by author (or other significant individual); within these groups, in chronological order.

Acquisition note

Purchased from: Stevens, London, December 1919 (acc.62553), July 1930 (acc.56545), August 1930 (acc.63319 and 63382), March 1931 (acc.56474, 56477, 56482, 56483, 68130 and 68132), April 1931 (acc.68568), July 1931 (acc.68209) and August 1931 (acc.68232, 68233 and 68237); Sotheby's, London, April 1927 (acc.45572), February 1930 (acc.52480), April 1931 (acc.67518 and 67524), July 1931 (acc.57468) and July 1933 (acc.66163); Charavay, Paris, March 1928 (acc.67375); R. Atkinson, London, August 1930 (acc.63108); Glendining, London, December 1931 (acc.67590 and 67595), January 1932 (acc.67619), August 1932 (acc.67695), September 1932 (acc.67635 and 67716) and August 1934 (acc.67866); Mrs. Watson, Burnley, March 1945 (acc.72200), presumably once part of the Thomas Madden Stone autograph collection; E.Hall, Gravesend, circa January 1965 (acc.311503); Winifred A. Myers, London, November 1989 (acc.348231), October 1992 (acc.349021) and October 1996 (acc.350355); Stride & Son, Chichester, December 1994 (acc.349792). Presented September 1930, source not noted (acc.55750); transferred from Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, c.1939, source not noted (acc.91800); provenance details not recorded (acc.67430 and 89277). Nos.53-54 apparently bought from D.G. Moore, Penzance; no date or accession number recorded. No accession details noted for nos.30, 43, 64, 69 and 77.

Ownership note

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

Finding aids

Described in typescript finding aids by Richard Palmer, Richard Aspin, Keith Moore and Christopher Hilton.


  • English

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