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Autographs and letters, 17th-19th century, collected by William Spence, and continued by George Lawton

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Autographs and letters, 18th-19th century, collected by William Spence, printer and bookseller of York, early 19th century, and continued by George Lawton, c.1832-55.

Dates

  • 17th-19th century

Extent

0.20 linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Autogr. d. 38/1, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Autogr. d. 38/1-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16245

Abstract

Autographs and letters, 17th-19th century, collected by William Spence, and continued by George Lawton.

Biographical / Historical

William Spence was a printer and bookseller of York in the early 19th century. Laurence Sterne, 1713-1768, was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. John Fontayne, 1714-1802, was a Church of England clergyman and Dean of York.

Custodial History

Collected by William Spence, printer and bookseller of York, early 19th century, and continued by George Lawton, c.1832-55.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by William Spence to George Lawton; bought from Winifred A. Myers, 1974.
Title
Autographs and letters, 17th-19th century, collected by William Spence, and continued by George Lawton
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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