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

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).


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


  • Creation: 1846


177 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


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

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Weston Library
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