Collection RC0189 - Jacobean to Edwardian manuscript letters collection

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Jacobean to Edwardian manuscript letters collection

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  • 1686-1905 (Creation)

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5 folders

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This artificial collection consists of five sub-collections, each containing letters and associated materials from the Jacobean to Edwardian eras. They consist of a petition to the king of England, a letter from a minister in the French Imperial government, letters concerning mathematical calculations, and personal letters.

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Details of provenance and acquisition unknown. It is believed that these letters were acquired from a London auction by Bertram Rota in the 1960s.


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  • English
  • French

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  1. Letters and genealogical records of the Merediths or Meredyths of Greenhills – 1800-1905.

  2. Petition by Sir Edward Turnor to the King [ie James II?] concerning the king's debt to his deceased father, Sir Edward Turnor, late Speaker of the House of Commons – [ca. 1686?].

  3. Letter by Joseph Fouché, Minister of the General Police of the French Empire, to the Prefect of the Department of Vaucluse concerning the disposition of funds. – An XIV [1805].

  4. Letters by Eliza Norris of Nonsuch near Devizes, Wiltshire to Mrs. Pennett, her cousin – 1758-1764.

  5. Letters by Thomas Bosworth to Charles Hutton on the calculation of parallaxes. – 1772-1773.

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