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Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

[Letterbook]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FC109 1/2
Overview: Anonymous MS.
Collection of copies of 210 letters to and from Baker dating from 1722 to 1770; letters discuss scientific subjects, especially microscopy, electricity, and the education of deaf children; also discuss contemporary affairs, most notably the Jacobite Rebellion (1745-1746) and the London earthquake (1750).
Dates: 1722-1770

Boswell Collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 89
Overview: The Boswell Collection contains the correspondence, diaries, and manuscripts of author James Boswell; estate records, letters, personal and professional papers, and other materials documenting the lives and careers of ten generations of Boswells and their possession of the barony of Auchinleck; and correspondence relating to the political career of Alexander Bruce, Earl of Kincardine.
Dates: 1428-1936, bulk 1700-1795

Botanical collages from the circle of Booth Grey

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 65
Overview: The collection comprises 139 hand-cut paper collages on paper prepared with watercolor, created by Booth Grey (1740-1802) or those in his circle of acquaintances, in the manner of the well-known "paper mosaics" made by Mrs. Delany.
Dates: 1790s

[Papers].

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FC62
Overview: Manuscripts, in various hands, of a collection of letters and documents addressed to Dundas regarding such issues as taxes, international trade, and army pay in his capacity as Secretary of State. The collection includes a letter regarding the hardship under which the writer suffers "in consequence of the Embargo" on oats in Ireland, an investigation of property tax "so far as the Proprietors and occupiers of land are concerned," a letter from Edgar Corrie examining the trade of calico, wool,...
Dates: 1786-1810

Four popular English tales

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FC2
Overview: Anonymous MS.
Dates: [ca. 1700]

[Collection of 233 letters and envelopes]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FC76 1/3
Overview: Manuscripts, in multiple hands, of a collection of 233 letters by various notables on numerous subjects, many of them concerning personal affairs. The first volume, for example, contains notes on "Eastward Hoe" and "Old Plays" by S. Pegge and letters by George North on the value of old coins; the second volume contains letters by Voltaire, Horace Walpole, Edmund Burke, Charles Lamb, Robert Peel, and Hannah More, as well as a poem titled "On Faulkners Edition of...
Dates: [18th and 19th century]

W. S. Lewis Collection of George Selwyn Correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: LWL MSS 39
Overview: The collection consists of letters sent to George Selwyn by nearly one hundred friends, associates, and family members; they range in content from short formal notes of invitation to long and descriptive letters from friends in his social and political circles. Also present are five letters written by Selwyn to colleagues and unidentified recipients.
Dates: 1739-1788

[Letterbook]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FC110
Overview: Manuscript, in more than one hand, of a collection of about 315 copies of letters to Charlotte (Dyve) Clayton, Lady Sundon. Almost all the letters in the first volume are from Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough, regarding the Duchess’ involvement in secret political affairs and intrigues, including those surrounding the son of James II, whom the Duchess calls "the Pretender." The first volume begins with "A list of Papers the Dutchess of Marlborough gave Mrs. Clayton to read, and beg’d...
Dates: [18th century]

11 AL to various recipients; Salop

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN C357
Overview: Letters to various friends from his years at Cambridge University.
Dates: 1726-1728

Horace Walpole collection

 Collection
Call Number: LWL MSS 1
Overview: The collection includes approximately 3,000 letters to and from Horace Walpole as well as other manuscript materials by him, including copies of Aedes Walpolianae and The Mysterious Mother, his commonplace books, his "Books of Materials," and various miscellanies.
Dates: 1725-1797