Papers and correspondence of John Britton relating to Fonthill Abbey, Early 19th century
Papers and correspondence of John Britton relating to Fonthill Abbey, including:
- (fols. 1-13) prospectuses for John Rutter's works on Fonthill, 1822-3
- (fols. 16-41) description of the interior of Fonthill in an unidentified hand
- (fols. 70-2) part of a description of Fonthill, endorsed by Britton 'corrected by Mr. Beckford June 1 1817'.
- Creation: Early 19th century
Language of Materials
MS. Eng. misc. d. 222
Other Finding Aids
Possibly part of lot 901, Sotheby's, 4 May 1857 (Britton sale); possibly owned by J. L. Sanford; Puttick and Simpson, 2 May 1861 (Sanford sale), lot 995; Phillipps MS. 17448.
Rebound, preserving Sir Thomas Phillipps's manuscript label on spine