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Collection of letters from the Forster family papers, probably selected by T. I. M. Forster

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MS. Eng. lett. c. 200

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Collection of letters from the Forster family papers, probably selected by T. I. M. Forster in about 1850, including:
  1. (fols. 3-25) letters to Benjamin Furly, 1676-1709
  2. (fols. 30-61) correspondence of members of the family of Thomas Pitt, governor of Madras, c.1703-16
  3. (fols. 64-202) letters to members of the Forster family, 1766-1858.

Dates

  • c. 1676-1860

Extent

202 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 200, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. lett. c. 200

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9408

Overview

Collection of letters from the Forster family papers, probably selected by T. I. M. Forster

Biographical / Historical

Benjamin Furly (1636-1714) was an English merchant and religious writer. Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster (1789-1860) was an English writer on science and phrenologist and the eldest son of botanist and antiquarian, Thomas Furly Forster (1761-1825), and Susanna Williams. He was a nephew of Benjamin Meggot Forster (1764-1829), mycologist and inventor of scientific instruments, and great-nephew of Benjamin Forster (1736-1805), the antiquary and Church of England clergyman.

Custodial History

Item a and probably item b belonged to Edward Forster (1730-1812), to his son T. F. Forster (1761-1825) and to his grandson T. I. M. Forster (1789-1860); with item c they descended to T. I. M. Forster's great-grandson, J. Storms.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by E. S. de Beer, 1962.
Title
Collection of letters from the Forster family papers, probably selected by T. I. M. Forster
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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