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After 1853
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper. Tied in five groups.
Scope and content
Quarto sheets of descriptions of a collection of autograph letters, arranged in five groups (naval, politicians, archbishops and bishops, artists, men of letters); after 1853 (see below). Included are letters of:- Horace Walpole to Sir David Dalrymple, 21 Apr. 1765 (now in the Berg Collection, New York Public Library; W. S. Lewis, Horace Walpole's Correspondence, XV (2nd ed., 1967), 105-6, gives previous provenance including a number of London sales, the earliest traced being Sotheby's, 14-15 Apr. 1851, lot 153); Nelson to Emma Hamilton, 4 Aug. 1801 (from the Pettigrew collection (see T. J. Pettigrew, Memoirs of.. Nelson, II (1849), 139); sold Sotheby's, 31 March-2 Apr. 1853, lot 203); N. Poussin to Cassiano dal Pozzo, 1? Jan. 1641 (A. Donnadieu sale, Puttick & Simpson, 29 July 1851, lot 800; Puttick & Simpson, 16-18 March 1852, lot 684); Thomas Coram to George Onslow, 12 May 1750 (later acquired by Alfred Morrison; see A. W. Thibaudeau (ed.), Catalogue, I (1883)). The descriptions are mostly in one hand; a second hand adds a few entries and refers to the 1854 edition of the works of Thomas Moore.
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