Lee Antoine, William, 1764-1815
- Existence: 1764 - 1815
William Lee Antoine was born on February 24, 1764, the son of Sir William Lee (1726?-1778), chief justice of the King's Bench, and his wife Philadelphia Dyke, of Totteridge Park, Hertfordshire, England. As a young man, he acquired estates near Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and served as the borough's Whig representative in Parliament from 1790 to 1796. During the same time he lived primarily at Colworth House near Sharnbrook in Bedfordshire, which he had inherited from his distant cousin Richard Antoine. There he founded the Oakley Hunt with his neighbor Samuel Whitbread and served as its first master; he also represented Bedford in Parliament from 1802 to 1812. William Lee Antoine never married, and died on Sept. 11, 1815.
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Call Number: GEN MSS 873
Overview: The collection primarily consists of writings by Gilbert Cannan, containing autograph manuscripts of his novels, plays, poetry, and short stories, with some examples of his non-fiction writing, including the manuscript of his work Samuel Butler: a Critical Study. Series I holds the literary manuscripts, while Series II holds a law examination certificate and two photographs of Black Lake Cottage, in Farnham, Surrey, where Cannan lived for a time.
Dates: 1777-1925, bulk 1907-1925