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Collection of autograph and signed documents and letters, 1778-1798

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Collection of autograph and signed documents and letters, 1778-1798
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Extent and format
pp. 197
Half leather binding, green, with red lettering-pieces.
Scope and content
Includes:- William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (als to Lady Hester Pitt), p. 1; Richard Gemm, English physician (als to Selwyn, 1778), p. 5; J. J. Rousseau and Voltaire (including engraved penwork portraits each with a Prière), pp. 6-9; David Garrick (alls, one to Selwyn), p. 13; William Warburton, Bishop of Gloucester and friend of Pope (2 alls, 1773), p. 15; Lady Diana Beauclerk (als to Selwyn and w/col by her) and Topham Beauclerk (als to Selwyn), pp. 24-5; Thomas Townshend, brother-in-law of Selwyn (als and note, 1766, to Selwyn), p. 29; Marie de Vichy Chamrond, Marquise du Deffand (d. 1780), correspondent of Voltaire, etc. (2 alls to Selwyn, and one in the hand of her valet, Wiart; see also SAL/MS/444/18, p. 33; Sir William Blackstone (als, 1778), p. 37; Adm. Sir Philip Charles Durham (with a copy of Cowper's poem on the loss of the 'Royal George', 1782, and paper made from cable and a fragment of silk found in the wreck sixty years later), pp. 48-9; Diderot (als), Samuel Johnson (als), p. 61; Charles Wesley (als), p. 93; Sir John Hawkins (als to Robert Fairfax), p. 105; John Wesley (als, 1784, to his brother), p. 119; Honoré Riquetti, Comte de Mirabeau (als, 1788), p. 121; Rev. Peter Whalley (als, 1779, to George Stevens with comments on Shakespeare), p. 125; Sir Joshua Reynolds (als and note), p. 135; documents of the Comité du Salut Public, with signatures including Robespierre, pp. 147, 149; Horace Walpole (several alls and notes, and small pencil sketch of a house), p. 189; Edmund Burke (als, 1776), p. 193.
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Finding aids
A detailed index to this collection exists on index cards in the Society of Antiquaries library.