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The William Powell Jones Letter Collection

Kelvin Smith Library: Special Collections Research Center


(1750 - 1909)

Biography | Scope and Content Note | Boxlist

Quantity: .84 linear feet

Restrictions: The Department of Special Collections is open to any interested researcher upon presentation of a valid CASE ID or other valid official identification card. Department is open to other researchers by appointment only. No usage restrictions.

Processed by: James McIntyre, 2006

Biography: William Powell Jones (1901-1989)

William Powell Jones was born in Cochran, Georgia on October 30, 1901, son of Walter Colquitt Jones, a Methodist preacher, and his wife Melvina Powell Jones. After graduating from Emory University in Atlanta in 1921, he taught English in Japan under the aegis of the Southern Methodist Missionary Board from 1921-1923. He earned his Masters in English from Harvard University in 1925, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1927 and was a member of the faculty there from 1928-1930.

In 1930 he joined the faculty at Western Reserve University (WRU), where he remained for the rest of his career, with the exception of his service in World War II. From 1943-1945, he was Major Jones in the Military Intelligence Service, researching manpower levels in the Japanese military. These war service records are currently held in Special Collections at Oberlin College, having been donated by Jones’ son Nicholas, an Associate Dean at Oberlin. Other post-war records are currently held at the University Archives of Case Western Reserve University.

Back at WRU, he taught mostly 18th-century literature, Chaucer and great books. He was the dean of Adelbert College from 1947-1954, and chairman of the English Department from 1953 until he retired in 1967. Additionally, he was a member of the Rowfant Club (a local bibliophilic society) for over 30 years, serving as its president in 1958; as well as the Gates Mills Improvement and Historical Society, among other civic activities. Dr. Jones, a long-time resident of Gates Mills, Ohio, died of heart failure on July 28, 1989.

He was a generous supporter of the library, and donated much material as well as money over the years. Although accession information on this particular collection is lacking, it seems certain that Dr. Jones donated it to Special Collections at Case Western Reserve University either in 1980 or just previous.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters, one Common Place Book, and miscellaneous documentation related to nine of the authors. The earliest document, Joseph Clarke’s Common Place Book, dates from ca.1750; while the most recent letter was written by Henry Algernon George, Lord Percy in 1909. Most of the letters date from the 19th century, with a significant portion from the 18th century.

Boxlist
Box Folder

Folder Title

1 1

Amyot, Thomas (1775-1850). English antiquary.

ALS with Athenæum watermark, 1p, 7”x4”, Athenæum (London, England), 1843 Nov. 13. No addressee. Very good. Moderate browning, small hole in center. Placed in plastic sleeve. Acknowledging receipt of papers to be submitted to Council.

1 2

Brydges, Samuel Egerton, Sir, Baronet (1762-1837). English bibliographer and author.

DS, 1p, 7”x4”, n.p., n.d. No addressee. Very good. Moderate browning, slight foxing. Placed in plastic sleeve. Engraved picture of Brydges, with attached signature.

1 3

Buchanan, Robert William (1841-1901). Scottish poet, novelist and playwright.

ALS, 1p, 7”x4”, Clapham Common (London, England), n.y. Nov. 13. Addressed to the Secretary, London Library. Good. Minor soiling, staple holes in upper left, moderate fading of ink. Placed in plastic sleeve. Paying £3 to library for overdue subscription.

1 4

Buckland, Francis Trevelyan (1826-1880). English naturalist.

ALS, 1¾pp, 7”x4”, Portsmouth, England, 1862 Aug. 15. Addressed to Mr. Walford. Very good. Slight browning, glue marks and tear on left side. Response to request to borrow a manuscript.


1 5

Buckland, Francis Trevelyan (1826-1880). English naturalist.

ALS, 2½pp, 8”x5”, London, 1862 Apr. 7. Addressed to Lady Bovill. Good. Moderate browning along edges and folds, moderate soiling on front, slight tear along center fold, doodle in pencil on back. Acknowledgement and acceptance of invitation.


1 6

Buckland, Francis Trevelyan (1826-1880). English naturalist.

ANS with embossed seal from Home Office Fishery Department, 1p, 7”x5”, [London?], 1873 Dec. 1. Very good. Marked soiling in folds on back leaf and around edges. Pass to admit guests to Buckland’s lecture.


1 7

Buckland, Francis Trevelyan (1826-1880). English naturalist.

ANS in pencil with embossed seal from Secretary of State Home Department, 2½pp, 7”x5”, [London?], n.d. Addressed to Lady Bovill. Fine. Minor soiling, slight browning. Letter of introduction.


1 8

Buckland, Francis Trevelyan (1826-1880). English naturalist.

ALS, 1½pp, 7”x5”, Westminster (London, England), n.y. Feb 13. Addressee illegible. Fine. Slight soiling and browning, three pieces of tape on back. Letter of introduction.


1 9

Buckland, William (1784-1856). English geologist and churchman.

AL, 2¼pp, 7”x5”, n.p., n.y. Jul. 6. No addressee. Very good. Slight fading of ink, letter tipped onto sheet of brown paper. Request for King’s signature to expedite appointment to Canonry of Christ Church.

1 10

Buckland, William (1784-1856). English geologist and churchman.

ALS, letter sheet, 1p, 7”x4”, n.p., n.d. Addressed to G.? Latimer. Very good. Slight browning and staining, part of wax seal still attached, ink doodle on back. Invitation to dinner.


1 11

Buckland, William (1784-1856). English geologist and churchman.

ANS with cover, 1p, 6”x8”, n.p., n.d. Addressee illegible. Very good. Slight browning, small section of bottom left corner missing, some pencil notations. Text illegible.


1 12

Buckland, William (1784-1856). English geologist and churchman.

ALS, 2pp, 7”x4”, Westminster (London, England), n.y. Oct. 23. Fine. Slight smearing on ink on 2nd page, slight browning at edges, left side ragged (torn out of book?). Turning down opportunity to donate money.

1 13

Clarke, Joseph.

AMS, app. 100pp, 9”x7”, n.p., [ca. 1750?]. Good. Front board separated, back board missing, small section of pages at front separated. Slight browning and chipping around edges, marked foxing throughout. Clarke’s “Common Place Book”.


1 14

Cockburn, Alexander, Sir (1802-1880). British judge.

ALS, 2¼pp, 6”x4”, [London?], n.y. Jun. 22. Addressed to Lord Rosebery(?). Very good. Moderate soiling on back; letter originally tipped in, portion of paper still glued to back. Inviting Lord Rosebery to join him and the Prince of Wales for dinner.

1 15

Crabbe, George (1754-1832). English poet.

ALS, letter sheet, 2pp on 1st and 2nd leaves, 9”x8”, Saxmundham, England, 1805 Jul. 12. Addressed to Mr. Wenn. Fair. Marked browning, 3” tear along center fold, attached to large hole where wax seal was removed. Letter to attorney regarding upcoming legal case.

1 16

Croly, George (1780-1860). Irish poet and novelist.

AN, letter sheet, ¾pp, 8”x5”, [London?], 1830 May 26. Addressed to G.(?) Martin, Esq. Good. Inlaid on larger sheet, upper left and bottom left corners cut off. Note announcing intention to call on Mr. Martin.

1 17

Dobell, Sydney (1824-1874). English poet and critic.

ALS, 9¼pp, 7”x5”, Nailsworth, England, n.d. Addressed to Mr. A. Strahan. Fair. Minor browning and foxing, moderate fading of ink in some places. Leaves taped and stitched together. Thanking Strahan for authoring a magazine article and inviting him for a visit.

1 18

Dobson, Austin (1840-1921). English poet, essayist and biographer.

ANS with embossed seal from Board of Trade S.W., ½pp, 7”x4”, n.p., 1889 Jun. 27. No addressee. Very good. Minor soiling and browning, ragged left edge. Request for loan of book.

1 19

Everett, Edward (1794-1865). American statesman.

ANS, ¾pp, 7”x4”, Boston, 1864 Oct. 31. Addressed to E.F. Waters. Fine. Very slight soiling, small piece of lower left corner missing. Minor fading of ink. Requesting printed copies of one of his speeches.

1 20

Ferguson, James (1710-1776). Scottish astronomer.

ADS, 1p, 6”x5”, n.p., 1760 May. No addressee. Very good. Slight browning, staple holes in upper left corner, paper glued to backing paper in that corner. Documentation of experiment.

1 21

Froude, James Anthony (1818-1894). English historian.

ALS, 2pp, 7”x4”, [London], [not before 1869] Jun. 12. Addressed to [Sir James] Knowles. Fine. Very slight soiling and fading of ink. Letter of resignation from Metaphysical Society, founded by Knowles.

1 22

Hanford, James (?).

ANS, 1p, 7”x4”, Southampton Place(?), 1886(?) May 19(?). No addressee. Very good. Slight soiling and creasing, slight fading of ink. Advising company that he will not need the chariot that he has ordered right away.

1 23

Hanway, Jonas (1712-1786). English merchant, philanthropist and navy victualling commissioner.

DS, 1p, 12”x7”, London, 1782 Sept. 25. No addressee. Good. Slight soiling and browning around edges, staple holes in upper left, one completely separated horizontal fold. Statement of account pursuant to his duties as victualling commissioner.

1 24

Harrison, Frederic (1831-1923). English critic, historian and writer.

ALS, 1p, 7”x4”, n.p., 1902 May 27. Addressed to Mr. Shevaring(?). Fine. Slight browning and foxing. One ink smear in lower right. Describing his position in regarding the new Education Bill.

1 25

Harrison, William (1802-1884). English antiquary.

ALS, 1p, 7”x4”, Beachburn(?), 1855 Feb. 26. Addressed to Jos Mayer, Esq. Fine. Slight fading of ink at bottom, letter inlaid on moderately soiled sheet. Request to be mailed a diploma.

1 26

Hills, George, Bishop of Columbia (1816-1895). English churchman.

Fragment of ALS as G(?) Columbia, n.p., n.d. Addressed to Rev. R. Maguire. Fine. Cut-off portion of letter, preserving only the closing, signature, and addressee.

1 27

Hunt, John, Rev.(?) (1827-ca. 1908)(?). English clergyman(?) and author.

ALS, 1p, 8”x5”, Oxford, England, 1881(?) Feb. No addressee. Very fine. Very slight creases and browning, one pencil notation. Offering copies of his book at half price after original publisher went out of business.

1 28

Jackson, William Walrond, Bishop of Antigua (1838-1931). English churchman.

Fragment of ALS as W.W. Antigua, n.p., n.d. No addressee. Good. Slight soiling, horizontal crease running through signature. Fragment of letter – cut signature and closing only.

1 29

Jerrold, Douglas (1803-1857). English author and editor.

ANS, 1p, 5”x4”, London, 1846. Addressed to “My dear Taylor”. Fine. Slight creasing and fading of ink, two small chips in lower left corner. Business note on Douglas Jerrold’s Weekly Newspaper stationery, sending an office boy to pick up letters.

1 30

Jesse, Edward (1780-1868). English author and naturalist.

ALS, 1p, 7”x5”, n.p., n.d. (pencil notation “July 20, 1857”). Addressed to James Fraser. Good. Slight soiling around edges; pasted onto yellow paper along with address from cover and printed obituary. Reporting lack of success in finding a fishing rod lost by Fraser’s companion.

1 31

Lye, Edward (1694-1767). English cleric and scholar of Anglo-Saxon and Gothic.

ALS, letter sheet, 2pp, 9”x7”, Northamptonshire, England, 1765 Jun. 11. Addressed to Dr. Ducarel. Very good. Moderate foxing, browning and staining. Two sheets originally taped together, two holes where wax seal was removed. Discussion of old manuscripts.

1 32

MacPherson, James (1736-1796). Scottish poet and statesman.

ALS, letter sheet, 1p, 9”x7”, London, 1786 Apr. 29. Addressed to Colonel Ross. Very good. Slight soiling and browning, more so on reverse side; slight fading of ink. Announcing the mailing of a package of snuff and that John MacPherson is to become a baronet.

1 33

Malkin, Benjamin Heath (1769-1842). English writer.

ALS, 1p, 9”x7”, Woodbridge, England, n.y. Aug. 15. No addressee. Very good. Slight browning, several ink blots; letter pasted onto larger brown sheet. Requesting notes on certain authors.

1 34

Martyn, Thomas (1735-1825). English botanist.

ADS, 1p, 5”x4”, n.p., n.d. No addressee. Very good. Minor soiling and browning, rust mark from metal fastener in upper left. Listing of locations of editions of different books.

1 35

Mason, William (1725-1797). English poet and cleric.

ALS, letter sheet, 1½pp, 8”x5”, York, England, 1785 Aug. 15. Addressed to Jonathan and William Alderson. Fine. Slight browning, moderate soiling in folds, which are weak. Letter to two children accompanying book which he sent them.

1 36

Masson, David (1822-1907). Scottish writer.

ALS, 1½pp, 7”x4”, n.p., n.d. Addressed to Thornton Leigh Hunt. Fine. Marked soiling on back, slight browning. Fan mail written to Hunt after reading published version of his letters.

1 37

Moore, George (1852-1933). Irish writer.

ALS, 7pp, 7”x5”, Paris, n.y. (pencil notation 1898) Feb. 17. Addressed to Miss Webb. Fine. Prominent horizontal folds, slight browning, marked soiling on back of last page. Asking Miss Webb to straighten out his servants while he is away from home.

1 38

Morison, James Cotter (1832-1888). English writer.

ALS, 2pp, 7”x4”, Hampstead, England, 1883 Oct. 10. No addressee. Very good. Moderate soiling on vertical fold, slight fading of ink, staple holes in upper left corner. Proposing his friend Edmund Gosse as a member of the London Library.

1 39

Newman, Edward (1801-1876). English printer, editor and naturalist.

ALS, 1p, 8”x5”, London, 1845 May 13. Addressed to W. Kennley(?) Bridgman. Very good. Slight browning and soiling, right side and bottom unevenly trimmed, staple holes in top center. Identifying fern specimens submitted to him by Bridgman.

1 40

Newman, Edward (1801-1876). English printer, editor and naturalist.

ALS, 1p, 8”x5”, London, 1846 Oct. 7. Addressed to Geo. Fitt. Very good. Marked soiling at top, slight browning, right side and bottom unevenly trimmed. Reply concerning pamphlets on Norfolk birds, and request to solicit subscriptions and contributions to Zoologist journal.

1 41

Newman, Edward (1801-1876). English printer, editor and naturalist.

ALS, 1p, 8”x5”, London, 1848 Aug. 21. Addressed to G.(?)E. Gray. Very fine. Very slight browning and fading of ink. Inquiry re: address to which to send printer’s proofs, and number of copies to be printed of one specific page.

1 42

Newman, Edward (1801-1876). English printer, editor and naturalist.

ALS, 1½pp, 7”x5”, London, 1860 Sept. 21. Addressed to H.C. Watson. Very good. Slight browning and foxing, large piece missing from left side, slight fading of ink. Description of plants seen on trip to Wales.

1 43

Northumberland, Algernon Percy, Duke of (1792-1865).

ALS, 3pp, 7”x5”, Northumberland, England, 1853 Feb. 11. Addressed to Captain Key. Very good. Severe browning. Related to report partially authored by Key concerning French dockyards.

1 44

Northumberland, Algernon George Percy, Duke of (1810-1899).

ALS “Lovaine” with embossed seal “House of Commons”, 1½pp, 7”x4”, 1857 Jun. 15. Addressed to Dr. Dennis(?). Fine. Slight chipping on left side, moderate fading of ink. Sending order for entry to Commons.

1 45

Northumberland, Charlotte Florentia Percy, Dowager Duchess of (1787-1866).

AL, 2pp, 7”x4”, London, [1847?] Jun. 21. No addressee, sent to Dr. Wallich. Very good. Extensive chipping on left side, moderate soiling and fading of ink. Invitation to join walking and luncheon party.

1 46

Northumberland, Henry George Percy, Earl of (1846-1918).

ANS, 1p, 7”x4”, Brentford, England, 1899 Jul. 24. Addressed to “My Lord The Right Honorable The Lord Chamberlain”. Very fine. One small tear at lower right through both sheets. Requesting that the collar for the Garter be given to Admiral Greville.

1 47

Northumberland, Henry George Percy, Earl of (1846-1918).

ANS, 1p, 7”x4”, Newcastle, England, 1899 Aug. 19. Addressed to Sir Albert Woods. Very fine. Very slight wear around edges. Acknowledging receipt of letter and enclosures, and sending check and signed acknowledgment.

1 48

Northumberland, Henry George Percy, Earl of (1846-1918).

ALS, 2½pp, 7”x4”, Alnwick, England, 1902 Jan 7. Addressed to Basham(?). Fine. One triangular darkened area at top left, small hole punched through text on both leaves. Regarding the case of a local member of the K.O.S.B. militia.

1 49

Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of (1785-1847).

ALS, 2½pp, 7”x4”, North House (Northumbria?), England, 1840 May 29. Addressed to J.J. Bennett. Fine. Slight browning, soiling and fading of ink. Regarding the collection of foreign fruits in the British Museum.

1 50

Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of (1785-1847).

AL, 3pp, 7”x4”, North House, 1842 Aug. 4. Addressed to Dr. Royle. Fine. Slight browning, moderate fading of ink. Asking for botanical advice.

1 51

Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of (1785-1847).

ALS with cover, 4pp, 7”x4”, North House, 1843 May 22. Addressed to Dr. Royle. Fine. Slight browning, moderate fading of ink. Thanking Royle for sending seeds; and asking for botanical advice.

1 52

Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of (1785-1847).

ANS, 1p, 7”x4”, Stafford House, 1843 Jun. 5. Addressed to Dr. Royle. Fine. Slight browning, moderate fading of ink, small ink spots. Thanking Royle for sending seeds.

1 53

Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of (1785-1847).

ALS, 4pp, 7”x4”, [Brentford], England, 1843 Jun. 29. Addressed to Dr. Royle. Fine. Prominent vertical center fold, small chip at top of it, rust mark from metal fastener, slight fading of ink. Thanks Royle for sending seeds, describing results of attempting to grow different plants.

1 54

Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of (1785-1847).

AN, 1½pp, 7”x4”, Alnwick, England, 1844 Mar. 11. [Addressed to Dr. Royle.] Fine. Chipping on left side, prominent crease in lower right, two small stains. Acknowledging receipt of plant seeds.

1 55

Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of (1785-1847).

ALS, 2pp, 7”x4”, North House, 1846 May 12. Addressed to the Rev. Professor Henslow. Good. Marked soiling on right edge and back side, extensive chipping and paper residue glued to front left, slight fading of ink. Acknowledging receipt of letter and pamphlet and discussing the moving of the Horticultural Garden.

1 56 Northumberland – Certificate in Latin. 1827

1 57

Parkes, Harry Smith, Sir (1828-1885). English diplomat.

ALS, 4pp, 8”x5”, Camp Yangtsun, China, 1860 Sept. 10. Addressed to Mr. Mayers. Good. Moderate browning, wrinkling and wear around edges; weak, partially separated horizontal fold. Acknowledging receipt of documents from subordinate and giving current news.

1 58

Parkes, Harry Smith, Sir (1828-1885). English diplomat.

ALS, 4pp, 13”x8”, Teentsin(?), China, 1860 Nov. 17. Addressed to Mr. Mayers. Good. Marked soiling, moderate browning; weak, partially separated horizontal folds. Regarding payment from Chinese to fulfill conditions of Shameen Treaty.

1 59

Parkes, Harry Smith, Sir (1828-1885). English diplomat.

ALS, 4pp, 7”x5”, Shanghai, China, 1860 Dec. 8. Addressed to Mr. Mayers. Fine. Prominent folds, moderate fading of ink. Sending copy of Treaty to Mayers, requesting some clothes be sent to him, and discussion of current events.

1 60

Parkes, Harry Smith, Sir (1828-1885). English diplomat.

ALS, 4pp, 8”x5”, n.p., [1861] Jan. 9. Addressed to Mr. Mayers. Fine. Slight browning, marked fading of ink. Repeat of request for clothes to be sent.

1 61

Parkes, Harry Smith, Sir (1828-1885). English diplomat.

ALS, 14pp, 7”x5”, Hong Kong, 1861 Nov. 4. Addressed to Mr. Mayers. Fine. Marked fading of ink, soiling and browning along vertical folds on back of last sheet. Counseling Mayers over his disappointment at not receiving an appointment in the service.

1 62

Parr, Samuel(?) (1747-1825)?. English teacher and scholar of Latin(?).

ANS, 1p, 4”x4”, n.p., n.d. Addressed to Rev. Dr. Clark. Fine. Glue and paper in each corner on back of sheet, wear and missing paper in upper corner on back, minor soiling. Response to invitation to tea and dinner.

1 63

Patteson, John Coleridge, Bishop of Melanesia (1827-1871). English missionary.

ALS, 1½pp, 5”x3”, n.p., n.d. Addressed to Dr. Wharton. Fair. Marked soiling on back, moderate wear throughout, weak folds with multiple small holes, moderate fading of ink. Making arrangements for meeting.

1 64

Patteson, F.(?)

ANS, 1p, 3”x5”, Chichester, England, 1881 Jun. 19. Addressed to Miss (?) Jones. Fine. Slight staining and ink spotting. Sending ticket to Lambeth garden party.

1 65

Percy, Henry Algernon George, Lord (1871-1909).

ALS, 1p, 7”x4”, n.p., 1909 Mar. 25. Addressee illegible. Very fine. Slight fading of ink. Acknowledging receipt of letter and compliance with request contained in it.

1 66

Phillipps, Thomas, Sir (1792-1872). English antiquary and bibliophile.

ALS with embossed seal in upper left with the name “BATH” and a crown above, 2pp, 9”x7”, Middle Hill, England, 1825 Apr. 23. No addressee (pencil notation: “To Edward Magrath”). Good. Marked soiling on front, moderate browning and fading of ink. Regarding late payment of dues to literature Society.

1 67

Pybus, Charles Small (1766-1810). English statesman (MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury).

ALS, 2pp, 10”x8”, Admiralty Office, London, England, 1792 Dec. 4. Addressed to the Rt. Hon. Sir George Yonge Bart K.B. Fine. Slight browning and fading of ink; tipped in to larger sheet. Forwarding and recommending petition from a constituent, Capt. Lindsey. Accompanied by engraved portrait.

1 68

Rogers, Samuel (1763-1855). English poet.

ALS with embossed seal, letter “R”, 2¾pp, 7”x4”, St. James Place (London, England), 1849 Oct. 12. Unknown addressee. Good. Extensive browning and soiling on back, wear on right side; moderate fading of ink. Weak center fold, small separation at bottom. Letter to unknown friend [and siblings?] who were nursing their ill father.

1 69

Ruskin, John (1819-1900). English writer and critic.

ALS with cover, 1¾pp, 7”x4”, Camberwell, England, 1858 Nov. 8. Addressed to the Editor of the Literary Gazette. Very fine. Prominent center vertical fold, slight browning. Request that he be allowed to submit an article for publication.

1 70

Ruskin, John (1819-1900). English writer and critic.

ALS, 1½pp, 7”x4”, Uxbridge, England, 1873 Nov. 26. Addressed to the Honorable Archbishop Michel. Fine. Marked soiling on back, prominent folds. Response to request for his opinion of Mr. Burney, an artist.

1 71

Smith, Albert (1816-1860).

ANS, 1p, 5”x3”, n.p., n.d. Addressed to Tom (pencil notation reads: “To Tom Taylor”). Very fine. Request to arrange a meeting. Letter itself is glued to a large sheet of paper along with an engraved portrait of Smith and a copy of his obituary.

1 72

Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903). English philosopher and social scientist.

ANS, 1p, 7”x4”, [London], 1880 Jun. 30. Addressed to Robert Harrison. Fine. Slight soiling and fading of ink. Signature and editing in text of note done in different color ink. Requesting books to be given to bearer of note.

1 73

Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903). English philosopher and social scientist.

ANS, 1p, 7”x4”, [London], 1888 Mar. 12. Addressed to Robert Harrison. Very fine. Slight soiling on front, moderate soiling on back. Request for books from London Library to be given to bearer of note.

1 74

Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn (1815-1881). English clergyman.

ALS as dean of Westminster Abbey, 1¾pp, 7”x4”, London, 1865 Oct. 23. Addressed to J.S. Pekington. Very fine. Slight browning and soiling, faint stains on back. Declining invitation to meeting because of other business.

1 75

Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896). American writer.

ALS, 3½pp, 6”x6”, Hartford, CT, 1876 Oct. 10. Unknown addressee. Fine. Moderate fading of ink, weak and partially separated folds, moderate soiling on top half of last sheet. Letter retailing gossip and current (local) events to an unidentified personal friend.

1 76

Sullivan, Arthur, Sir (1842-1900). English composer.

ALS “A.S.”, 3½pp, 6”x4”, Hospital de l’Invalide, France, n.d. Addressed to Rosamunde and Clara Barnett. Good. Marked browning, moderate staining and soiling, portion of one corner missing where wax seal was removed. Thanking the Barnetts for their gift and concern, and asking permission to visit on his release from the hospital.

1 77

Turner, Sharon (1768-1847). English historian.

ALS, 1p, 7”x4”, n.p., n.d. Unknown addressee (pencil notation: “Sir S. Romilly Kent). Good. Marked browning and soiling. Requesting that a different version of his history be placed in a library.

1 78

Vaughn, Robert(?) (1795-1868)(?). English minister, teacher and writer.(?)

ALS, 1¼pp, 7”x4”, London, 18(?)62 Jun. 16. Addressed to Robert(?) Shepherd. Good. Marked soiling, moderate browning, ink smear on signature. Regretting his inability to fall in with Shepherd’s plans due to excess of work.

1 79

West, Gilbert (1703-1756). English author.

ALS, 2pp, 8”x6”, London, 1751 Apr. 26. Addressed to Sir P. Good. Marked browning, weak folds, two strips of tape. Apologizing for not replying earlier due to sickness of both himself and his son.

1 80 Related material – newspaper and magazine clippings, notes, correspondence and engravings related to Jerrold, Jackson, Hill, Patteson, Northumberland, Pybus, Masson, Mason, and Macpherson.
2 1 Biographies and Transcripts, Amyot to MacPherson
2 2 Biographies and Transcripts, Malkin to Percy
2 3 Biographies and Transcripts, Phillips to West

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