Spence, Joseph, 1699-1768
- Existence: 1699 - 1768
Joseph Spence (1699-1768), historian, literary scholar, and anecdotist.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Call Number: OSB MSS 4
Abstract: The papers include correspondence, personal papers, notes and memoranda, and related papers. Much of the material concerns Spence's Anecdotes, including manuscripts of his notes on conversations with Alexander Pope, memoranda on Stephen Duck and other authors, and notes on Spence's reading. There are also extensive notes on English gardens, shorter writings by Spence, and drafts of works which appeared in his Moralities (1753, under the pseudonym of Sir Harry Beaumont). The correspondence...
Dates: 1649-1859, bulk 1739-1768