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John Britton archive

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 41

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence, articles, cuttings, and other related material, concerning the English antiquary and topographer, John Britton (1771-1857). It includes correspondence with Joseph Hume on the preservation of British antiquities. Also present is material related to Britton's various published works on architectural antiquities, including correspondence with the artist George Cattermole.

Dates

  • 1839-1851

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is the physical property of the Yale Center for British Art. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/ycba.mss.0041

Overview

The collection comprises correspondence, articles, cuttings, and other related material, concerning the English antiquary and topographer, John Britton (1771-1857).
Title
Guide to the John Britton archive
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts
1080 Chapel Street
P. O. Box 208280
New Haven CT 06520-8280 US
203-432-2814

Location

1080 Chapel Street
New Haven , CT 06510

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