Autograph album, 1796-1865

Autograph album, 1796-1865.

Description: 1 v. (18 leaves); 19cm. 44 items ; 21 x 17cm. and smaller.

LWL Mss Vol. 116 & LWL Mss File 29

A collection of autographs of British authors, politicians, bishops including: a letter from Horace Walpole to Thomas Powell (30 Dec. 1774), Madame Piozzi, Benjamin West, the Duke of Wellington, Bishop of Canterbury, Duke of Clarence (later King William IV), Queen of the Sandwich Islands, Tennyson, Dr. Selwyn Bishop of New Zealand, Thomas Hughes, Elizabeth Sewell, Edward Pusey as well as many other British authors and poets of the early 19th century. ~ A collection Free Franks, collected on letters addressed to Rev. George May and Sir Henry Martin and his family.

Autograph album, 1796-1865

Autograph album, 1796-1865

Subjects (Library of Congress): Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821; Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797; Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: 2009

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The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of the Yale University Library since 1980, is an internationally recognized research collection in the field of British eighteenth-century studies. Its unrivalled collection of Walpoliana includes half the traceable volumes from Horace Walpole's famous library at Strawberry Hill and many letters and other manuscripts by him. The Library's book and manuscript collections, numbering over 32,000 volumes, cover all aspects of eighteenth-century British culture. The Library is also home to the largest and finest collection of eighteenth-century British graphic art outside the British Museum; its 35,000 satirical prints, portraits, and topographical views are an incomparable resource for visual material on many facets of English life of the period. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, forty miles north of New Haven and within easy distance of Boston and New York, the Lewis Walpole Library's collections also include drawings, paintings, and furniture, all housed on a 14-acre campus with four historically important structures and extensive grounds. The Library runs an active fellowship program and sponsors conferences, lectures, and exhibitions in cooperation with other Yale libraries and departments.

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