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English Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection

Call Number: MS 753

Scope and Contents

The papers in this collection have cross-reference slips in the manuscript catalog and fuller descriptions in the inventory catalog. However, these slips do not indicate where in the collection items may be found. It may be necessary for the reader to look in several containers in order to find an item. Unless the item is one of the few which this listing mentions individually, or is likely to be one of the autographs in box 15 or one of the large legal documents in folio 21 A+B, it is probably best to begin by checking under the proper date in boxes 1-9. Small legal documents will also be found here. If the item is not found, the reader should check folios 18 and 21 A+B (or box 12 if the date is 1848 or 1850). Items in these folios, as in boxes 1-9, are in chronological order and may be quickly found. It is possible, however, that an item, to which a date is assigned in the catalog, has been misfiled in the "undated" section at the end of boxes 9 and 10, folio 48, and folio 21 A+B.

This collection is no longer expanding. New acquisitions are being added instead to the English Miscellaneous Manuscripts - Numbered Series, and individually cataloged in the manuscript and union catalogs.


  • 1362-1945

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


8.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


An artificial collection of correspondence, financial, legal, and government documents, political memoirs, military records, literary manuscripts, and autographs relating to Great Britain, 1362-1945. An anonymous essay about Charlotte Corday, memoirs attributed to George Grenville, and writings by George Grote and Sir Henry Maine are included.

Guide to the English Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection
Under Revision
compiled by John Espy
September 1980
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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