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Draft of 'Memoirs of William Beckford Esqr.', by Cyrus Redding, 1846

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MSS. Beckford c. 86

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Some pages in the hand of an amanuensis, with (fol. i) two slips addressed to the publisher Henry Colburn. A different version of the memoir was published anonymously, as Memoirs of William Beckford of Fonthill, 2 vols. (C.J. Skeet, 1859).

Includes:
  1. (fol. 74v) a note by Lady Hamilton 'the whole of this story an invention'
  2. (fol. 158) an addendum dated Feb. 1847

Dates

  • 1846

Extent

177 Leaves

Shelfmark

MSS. Beckford c. 86

Related Materials

Two letters to and from Redding and Beckford formerly enclosed with this manuscript are now MS. Beckford c. 34, fols. 106-8

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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