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Upcott, William, 1779-1845



  • Existence: 1779 - 1845


William Upcott (1779-1845), English librarian and antiquary.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph notes by Molesworth Phillilps. , 1782

 Item — 2-203
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents:

About a conversation between Charles Burney and Joseph Nollekens; annotated by William Upcott (to the effect that the writer was on one of Cook's voyages).

Dates: 1782

Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens

Call Number: MSS 10

This collection comprises an extra-illustrated copy--with many engravings and original manuscript letters--of the second edition of John Thomas Smith's Nollekens and his times, comprehending a life of that celebrated sculptor: and memoirs of several contemporary artists, from the time of Roubillac, Hogarth, and Reynolds, to that of Fuseli, Flaxman, and Blake (London : Henry Colburn, 1829).

Dates: 1708-1875, bulk 1768-1836

Letter presumably to William Upcott., 1817 April 13

 Item — 3-13[b]
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents:

Asking very urgently for the return of a model belonging to Mr. Planta (probably Joseph Planta, librarian at the British Museum) and a drawing by the late Mr. Alexander (probably William Alexander, of the British Museum).

Dates: 1817 April 13

Letter to William Upcott., 1807 February 6

 Item — 2-370
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents:

Introducing Mr. (Joseph Michael) Gandy, an architect and member of the Royal Academy.

Dates: 1807 February 6

Letter to William Upcott., 1828 October 30

 Item — 3-5
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents:

Presenting a copy of his book on Nollekens; with a second copy for the London Institution, where Upcott was a sub-librarian from 1806 to 1834.

Dates: 1828 October 30

[Letters and portraits of eminent persons]

Call Number: OSBORN D51

Autograph MSS.
Collection of autograph letters and portraits, mainly of 18th and 19th century literary figures, formed by Anne Nichols (also a collector) for William Upcott; many of the letters are accompanied by engraved portraits of either the writers or recipients.

Dates: 1824-1825

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Archival Object 6
Collection 6
Correspondence 6
Autographs -- Great Britain 3
Collectors and collecting -- Great Britain 2
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century 2
Antiquarians -- Great Britain 1