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English literature -- 18th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Ballitore papers

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 50
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, mainly between members of the Leadbeater family, including Mary Leadbeater and her husband William, and the Shackleton family, including Mary Leadbeater's parents, Elizabeth and Richard Shackleton, her sister, Sarah, and her grandfather, Abraham Shackleton. There is also correspondence with many other relatives, including Mary's cousin, Margaret Pike. Many letters were written by children. There is extensive correspondence between Mary and the poet Melesina...
Dates: 1709-1827

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

[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]