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Isaacs - Orde, 1778-1818, n.d.

MS. Beckford c. 33
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  1. (fols. 13-45) letters to and from A.J. Cochrane-Johnstone, 1811-12, mainly concerning Beckford's Jamaican estates and finances, with some (English) political news
  2. (fols. 59-77) letters from John Lettice, 1779-1823, with (fols. 72-3) two sonnets by him, 1800, and (fols. 76-7) a letter from him to Count Benincasa, 1782
  3. (fols. 78-87) drafts and copies of letters from Beckford to Lettice, 1784-1818
  4. (fols. 95-6) a note to Beckford, with verses on Vathek, by [P.H.?] Mallet, 1786, the verses printed in Journal de Lausanne, 3 Feb. 1787, and reprinted in Guy Chapman and John Hodgkin, A bibliography of William Beckford (1930), p. 124

(fols. 105-16) copies of letters to George Douglas, Earl of Morton, 1778, n.d. [1775?], including:

  1. (fols. 107r & v, 110v, 111, 113v, 116v, 123) pen-and-ink and wash drawings by Beckford, mainly scenes for a puppet play. For the drawings for the puppet play, see Kim Sloan, Alexander and John Robert Cozens (1986), pp. 73-4 and plate 83.
  2. (fol. 111v) a pen-and-ink design in red, black and gold, probably also by Beckford.


  • Creation: 1778-1818, n.d.


136 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Beckford c. 33

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