Gardens -- England -- Design
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: OSB MSS 63
Abstract: The papers concern the Leasowes estate, including correspondence with Shenstone's attorney Thomas Milward and others about his legal and financial difficulties; mortgages and indentures on the property; documents concerning the case of Dolman vs. Shenstone and the settlement of his estate after his death; and surveys, descriptions and engravings of the Leasowes.The collection also contains engraved portraits of Shenstone; verses addressed to him by friends, including Robert Dodsley and...
Dates: 1726-1979, 1751-1770, bulk 1751-1770
Call Number: OSB MSS 4
Abstract: The papers include correspondence, personal papers, notes and memoranda, and related papers. Much of the material concerns Spence's Anecdotes, including manuscripts of his notes on conversations with Alexander Pope, memoranda on Stephen Duck and other authors, and notes on Spence's reading. There are also extensive notes on English gardens, shorter writings by Spence, and drafts of works which appeared in his Moralities (1753, under the pseudonym of Sir Harry Beaumont). The correspondence...
Dates: 1649-1859, bulk 1739-1768