English Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection
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.
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
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.
- Canning, George, 1770-1827
- Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
- Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
- Corday, Charlotte, 1768-1793
- Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658
- Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898
- Great Britain
- Great Britain -- Description and travel
- Great Britain -- History
- Great Britain -- Intellectual life
- Great Britain -- Politics and government
- Great Britain -- Social conditions
- Great Britain -- Social life and customs
- Grenville, George, 1712-1770
- Grote, George, 1794-1871
- Le Heup, Isaac, 1685 or 1686-1747
- Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Earl of, 1831-1891
- Madan, Falconer, 1851-1935
- Maine, Henry Sumner, 1822-1888
- Pym, John, 1584-1643
- Townshend, Charles, 1725-1767
- 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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