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Late 18th-early 19th century material

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Late 18th-early 19th century material
Late 18th-early 19th century
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Mostly correspondence of the Clerke family. Includes:-

Charles Clerke, circumnavigator (several alls to his sister, and others, including a transcript by A. Clerke of a letter, written shortly before his death on 22 August, to Sir Joseph Banks, 18 Aug. 1779, and of an account by Capt. Williamson of the funeral ceremony on 29 Aug. 1779), 1772-9, etc.;

Sylvia Brathwaite, afterwards Parkhurst (a large number of letters to Lady Clerke on court society, politics, theatre (Mrs Siddons), literature (Vathek), much social gossip), late 18th century;

Susannah Dobson (d. 1795), translator (two alls to Lady Clerke);

(Sir) John Clerke (captain, RN, knighted 1772; als to his wife from Paris, 1768);

Ch(arlotte) Lennox (2 alls to Lady Clerke, 1777, 1779);

T. Winstanley (als on the loss of his son, 1770);

Mrs S. Thornton (2 alls, 1792, n.d.).