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Notes, and a few letters to Alexander, Date not recorded at time of cataloguing

MS. Eng. misc. c. 890

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Comprises notes on
  1. (fols. 1-16) nicknames and slang words used by Beckford
  2. (fols. 17-39) Beckford's finances
  3. (fols. 40-62) portraits of Beckford
  4. (fols. 63-130) sales of Beckford papers, objets d'art and pictures, with related cuttings, and (fol. 63) proof copy of announcement of the sale of Lansdown Tower by English & Son [1845]
  5. (fols. 131-79) correspondence about the sale of the Beckford papers, Sotheby's, 6 July 1977
  6. (fols. 180-313) manuscript and typescript extracts relating to Beckford or Fonthill, from various printed and manuscript works, including the diaries of Joseph Farington
  7. (fols. 314-42) references to letters to and from Beckford which are printed in the biographies of Beckford by Melville, Chapman and Oliver


  • Date not recorded at time of cataloguing


342 Leaves


MS. Eng. misc. c. 890

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