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Original Letters of late 18th and early 19th century British authors, collected by William Upcott, written in 1761-1824

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Original Letters of late 18th and early 19th century British authors, collected by William Upcott, and arranged alphabetically in about 1830-35 (?), with many engraved portraits to illustrate them: many are letters to publishers, such as Messrs. Cadell and Davies, and many are addressed to Ozias Humphrey. The volume has an index of the names. The more important pieces are:
  1. Aikin, John, June 20, 1803 (fol. 23).
  2. Anstey, Christopher, May 13, 1795 (fol. 54).
  3. Bandinel, dr. Bulkeley, undated (fol. 90).
  4. Banks, sir Joseph, two, 1809, etc. (fol. 83).
  5. Beattie, James, May 11, 1783, imperfect (fol. 111).
  6. Beckford, William, Nov. 29, 1796 (fol. 122).
  7. Beloe, William, two, undated (fol. 127).
  8. Blackburne, archdn. Francis, five, 1761- 70 (fol. 145).
  9. Bliss, dr. Philip, Dec. 7, 1810 (fol. 177).
  10. Blore, Thomas, two, 1792-1812 (fol. 180).
  11. Boswell, James, the elder, undated (fol. 192).
  12. Brydges, sir Samuel Egerton, May 3, 1811 (fol. 280).
  13. Burn, dr. Richard, five, 1768-74 (fol. 294).
  14. Burney, dr. Charles, two, 1788, etc. (fol. 312).
  15. Chalmers, Alexander, undated (fol. 386).
  16. Clarke, Edward Daniel, April 17, 1820 (fol. 404).
  17. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, Feb. 14, 1818 (fol. 435).
  18. Colman, George, the elder, two, 1774, etc. (fol. 445).
  19. Colman, George, the younger, April 2, 1813 (fol. 452).
  20. Combe, William, March 22, 1797 (fol. 457).
  21. Cottle, Joseph, March 5, 1795 (fol. 462).
  22. Crabbe, rev. George, Feb. 9, 1814 (fol. 487).
  23. Cumberland, Richard, June, 1809 (fol. 497).

Dates

  • written in 1761-1824

Extent

512 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Montagu d. 6

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 25432.

Custodial History

Lot 422 in the Upcott sale June, 1846.

Related Materials

For the rest of authors collected in the 'Original Letters of late 18th and early 19th century British authors, collected by William Upcott', see MSS. Montagu d. 7-10.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

10 3/4 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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