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Society of Antiquaries. 'Collections for Lives of early Members of the Society of Antiquaries' by Sir Henry Ellis

Reference code
MSS/0270
Title
Society of Antiquaries. 'Collections for Lives of early Members of the Society of Antiquaries' by Sir Henry Ellis
Date
mid 19th century
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. i + 108, i + 50. Two volumes. Quarto. Half leather, brown (rebacked in red cloth), with marbled boards; half leather, black, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
"Collections for Lives of early Members of the Society of Antiquaries" (Vol. I, fol. 1) by Sir Henry Ellis, KH, Sec. SA (Director 1853) Autograph. Vol. I. Detailed notes and short essays on early Fellows.

Insertions include:- Letter to Ellis from Nicholas Carlisle, 2 Sept. 1839 (fols. 5-7);- Printed pamphlet in blank verse by the Rev. Stephen Weston, FSA (cf. fol. 58), entitled Fragment of a Tragedy lately acted at the British Museum (1806), conc. the rearrangement of the Cracherode collection after the death (1799) of the Rev. Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode (fols. 61-2);- Copy of a printed letter circulated to Fellows by Peter Muilman FSA, 14 Feb. 1775, complaining that he had been insulted at a SA meeting (fol. 106; letter of presentation by John Joseph Bennett, FRS, of the British Museum, 1859, fol. 105). See Minute Book XIV, pp. 50-2, 60, 82-4, 86, 133; summarised by Evans (1956), 164-6;- Vol. II. Fair drafts of some of the lives.
Creator
Ellis, Sir Henry (1777-1869) Knight, Principal Librarian of the British Museum and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/270