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1 half-size record storage box, .5 cubic foot, 11th floor
Scope and Content
This collection contains miscellaneous historical manuscripts by English writers.
Contents are arranged by date with some undated material filed at the end of the collection. The geographical location
given refers to the location in which the letters or documents were written or
to where they were sent, not necessarily the home of the writers. Items in the
collection have come to Special Collections through various sources, and some
items were purchased.
Folder -- Contents
1661. Nicholas, Edw[ard], Sir. Autograph. [autograph document, signed] 1
1668. Morice, Will[iam], Sir. Autograph. [autograph document, signed]
1679. Fox, Step[hen], Sir. Autograph [autograph document, signed]
October 6, 1690. Howell, Ja[mes]. Liverpool, [England]. To John Bayley.
Boston, [MA]. Description of conditions of the Irish protestants in
exile during the reign of James II. Appended to the letter are three
poems, two addressed to Bayley. [autograph letter, signed] 4 p. [Filed in OVERSIZED folder]
September 15, 1691. Lowther, John, Sir. Autograph. Also signed by
Richard Hapdem, Sir Robert Howard, and Sir Thomas Pelham. [autograph
January, 1701. Only, Ni[cholas]. Note for repayment of loan. [printed
document, signed] 2 p.
December 8, 1701. Hamson, Edm[ond]. Exchequer note. [printed document,
signed] 1 p.
April 22, 1708. Pelling, Jo[hn]. Exchequer note. [printed document,
signed] 2 p.
January 13, 1710. Holles, Anne, Lady. Note for repayment of loan.
[printed document, signed] 2 p.
January 18, 1720. Amicable Perpetual Assurance Society. Receipt. Founded
in 1705, chartered in 1706 by Queen Anne. Listed as an independent institution
until 1866, when it merged with Norwich Union. [printed document, signed]
March, 1781. Great Britain. Army. Returns of His Majesty's forces.
Register listing location and strength of British forces. [autograph
document] 83 p.
1782-1926. The Albert Victor Baillie manuscripts contain 16 letters,
one document, and one autograph, all concerned in some way with members
of Baillie's family and the English Royal family. Correspondents include
Alexandra, queen consort of Edward VII; Augustus Frederick, Duke of
Sussex; Beatrice, consort of Prince Henry of Battenberg; David Beatty;
Edward VII, King of Great Britain; George III, King of Great Britain;
and Sir Henry Keppel. The autograph is of Sir Robert Peel, and the document
is a Royal Warrant of Queen Victoria. A copy of Hector Bolitho's description
January 2, 1841. [Elias, John]. Sermon. According to an accompanying
note, this was the last sermon preached by John Elias. [autograph document]
June 25, 1841. Stanley, 17th earl. [London, England]. To Dawson. Political
matters. Mounted, with his portrait. [autograph letter, signed] 2 p.
June 17, 1853. Shaftsbury, [Anthony Ashley Cooper], 7th earl of. To
[?]. Thanks him for sending his book. Mounted, with photograph of Lord
Shaftsbury. [autograph letter, signed] 1 p.
March 12, 1858. Chelmsford, [Ferderic Augustus Thesiger], 2nd baron.
To Lady [?]. Unable to do as she asks. Mounted, with two portraits of
Chelmsford. [autograph letter, signed] 3 p.
July 12, 1860. Waterton, Charles. [Wakefield], England. To [?]. Arranges
a visit. Mounted, with a picture of Waterton. [autograph letter, signed]
August 12, 1864. Cobden, Richard. Midhurst, England. To Wm. [William]
H. Osborn. Discusses his anti-slavery views and his opinions concerning
the Civil War, tells of impending visit of Goldwin Smith, history professor
from Oxford. [autograph letter, signed] 8 p.
September 19, 1865. Bright, John. Quotation from Dante. Mounted with
two portraints, clipped signature, and two quotations of Bright. [autograph
document, signed] 1 p.
August 21, 1868. Spurgeon, C[harles] H[addon]. Autograph. [autograph
document, signed] 1 p.
October 12, 1873. Payne-Smith, R[obert]. Autograph. [autograph document,
signed] 1 p.
1874. The Arthur Penrhyn Stanley manuscripts consist of copies of
ten letters from Dean Stanley to his sister Mary describing his trip
to Russia to perform the marriage ceremony of Prince Alfred and the
Czar's daughter Marie Alexandrovna. The letters are dated from January
12 to February 7, 1874 and cover 81 p. Accompanied by two copies
of water color paintings of the ceremony by N. Chevalier.
1877. Blacker, Beaver H[enry]. 257 of the monumental inscriptions
in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cheltenham. Six columns contributed to the Stroud
Journal by Blacker and called "Gloucestershire Notes and Queries"
are also pasted in. A note on Blacker and his publication is written
on the front free endpaper. [autograph document, signed]
April 25, 1889. Scott, Robert F[alcon]. London, [England]. To H.A.
Hazen. Discusses a paper and an invention. [autograph letter, signed]
1890. Gordon, L.C. Journal. Describes a trip through part of India
in May and June 1890. Special attention to animals, with descriptions
and drawings. [autograph document] 69 p.
October 3, 1891. Trevelyan, Geo[rge Otto], Sir, bart. Cambo [England].
To Symonds. Plans to visit Scotland. Mounted, with photographs of Trevelyan
and his home. [autograph letter, signed] 2 p.
May 20, 1901. Roberts, [Frederick Sleigh Roberts], 1st earl. London,
[England]. To Mr. Daniel. [Norwich, England]. Arranges for his tailor
to come to his home. Mounted, with a portrait of Roberts and another
letter, August 13, 1901, to Mr. Daniel. [autograph letter, signed] 1
no year, July 24. Burns, John. To Mr. Symons. Comments upon a book about the
South African War. Mounted, with a photograph of Burns. [autograph letter,
signed] 1 p.