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Society of Antiquaries. "Centenary of the Society of Antiquaries 1851”

Reference code
MSS/0833
Title
Society of Antiquaries. "Centenary of the Society of Antiquaries 1851”
Date
1851
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper. Folio (contents mostly quarto). Buckram, red.
Scope and content
Centenary of the Society of Antiquaries 1851' (titlepage). A volume, possibly assembled for J. Y. Akerman, Sec. SA, containing 117 autograph letters and other manuscript and printed material relating to the centenary dinner, preceded by papers relating to the 1851 anniversary meeting, including signatures of those present. Includes three letters from Sir Henry Ellis, then Senior Sec., to Akerman, and two from Lord Mahon, PSA (5th Earl Stanhope 1855), conc. plans for the dinner, and 112 replies to invitations including autograph letters from Thomas Carlyle, T. B. Macaulay, W. E. Gladstone, Michael Faraday, etc. List of letters with the volume (no. 110 not acquired by SA). See Evans (1956), 262.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/833