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Richard Gough. Correspondence

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Richard Gough. Correspondence
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. iv + 283, vi + 301, v + 490. Half leather black (red, SAL/MS/447/3), with marbled boards. Letter of John Bowyer Nichols to the Rev. J. Milford, 29? May 1847 (MSS/0447/002, fols. v-vi).
Scope and content
Correspondence mainly of Richard Gough (1735-1809), Director SA 1771-97, relating to SA business, publications, antiquities in general, current discoveries, literary gossip, etc. Many letters were published by J. Nichols, Literary Anecdotes (1812); extracts printed by Evans (1956).
Gough, Richard (1735-1809), antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 447
Archival history
From the collection of John Gough Nichols, grandson of John Nichols. Acquired at his sale, Sotheby's, 4 Dec. 1874, part of lot 975 (eleven volumes) by Evelyn Philip Shirley, FSA, of Ettington Park, Warw., (he was 'Mr Ardenne' in Disraeli's novel, Lothair). The other volumes from the series are now in the Bodleian Library, S.C. 47260-8 (MSS Gough Top. gen. 39-44, purchased at the Ettington Park sale, Sotheby's, 29 Apr. 1947, lot 295; MSS Gough Top. gen. 46, 47 purchased from E. C. Shirley, 1955). Bookplates of E. P. Shirley in each volume, fol. i. Presented by Evelyn Philip Shirley, FSA, Local Sec., for Warwickshire, 8 May (SAL/MS/447/3) and 26 June 1879. Council Minutes, 29 Apr., 17 June 1879; Proc., 2nd ser., 8 (1879-81), 124, 173-4.