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Fair copy by Beckford, with some alterations, and a few passages in draft, of Letters VII-XXXIV, relating to Portugal, for Sketches of Spain and Portugal (vol. 2 of Italy, 1834), Date not recorded at time of cataloguing

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MS. Beckford d. 6

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Lacks the beginning of letter XXIV (draft in MS. Beckford c. 44, fols. 11-12) and the whole of letter XXV, in wrappers numbered by Beckford 1-23, with (fol. 95v) draft of the prefatory note to vol. 2 of Italy, 31 Oct. 1833. There are some dated watermarks, 1806-13, and (fol. 112) 1832; notes of the dates, 1818-33, on which Beckford read chapters to friends (usually named) are on many of the wrappers. Versions of letters I-VI, written from Falmouth, are in MS. Beckford c. 15, fols. 1-36.

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  • Date not recorded at time of cataloguing

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214 Leaves

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MS. Beckford d. 6

Related Materials

The printer's copy for both volumes of Italy is at Harvard, MS Eng 1042.

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