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Title: English Civilization Collection, 1573-1970Add to your cart.

Collection Identifier: MS Eng.

Extent: 1.0 Items

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Subjects: Abolitionists -- Great Britain, Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892., Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861, Antislavery movements -- Great Britain -- History, Authors, English -- Correspondence, Authors, Irish -- Correspondence, Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959., Booksellers and bookselling -- Great Britain -- Correspondence, Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861., Browning, Robert, 1812-1889., Christianity -- Great Britain., Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962., Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878., Curtis, Roger, Sir, 1746-1816., Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849., Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939., Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845., Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885., Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century., Great Britain -- Foreign relations., Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century., Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century., Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century., Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865., J. & E. Bumpus., Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854., Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876., Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953., Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855., Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852., Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century., Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century., Slavery -- Great Britain -- History., Smith, W. Sidney (William Sidney), Sir, 1764-1840., Social reformers -- Great Britain., Theater -- Great Britain -- History., Townshend, George Townshend, Marquis, 1724-1807., Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901., Ward, Genevieve, 1838-1922., Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833., Women authors, English -- 19th century -- Correspondence.

Forms of Material: Digital images.

Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish;Castilian, Dutch;Flemish, German, Latin

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The English (British) Civilization Collection contains more than 1,500 letters and documents that were either purchased by the Boston Public Library or were donated. The material was written by royal, political, military, literary, scientific, and artistic figures, together with other individuals who contributed to British and Irish history and culture throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Subject/Index Terms

Abolitionists -- Great Britain
Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892.
Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain -- History
Authors, English -- Correspondence
Authors, Irish -- Correspondence
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861.
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889.
Christianity -- Great Britain.
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Curtis, Roger, Sir, 1746-1816.
Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849.
Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939.
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845.
Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865.
J. & E. Bumpus.
Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.
Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854.
Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876.
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953.
Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855.
Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852.
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Great Britain -- History.
Smith, W. Sidney (William Sidney), Sir, 1764-1840.
Social reformers -- Great Britain.
Theater -- Great Britain -- History.
Townshend, George Townshend, Marquis, 1724-1807.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
Ward, Genevieve, 1838-1922.
Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833.
Women authors, English -- 19th century -- Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

Acquisition Method: Purchases and donations from variouis sources.

Preferred Citation: English (British) Civilization Collection, MS Eng. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by the Rare Books and Manuscripts staff.

Finding Aid Revision History: Updated by Bethany Hersh in February, 2013.


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Folder Ms.Eng.156: Correspondence Addressed to Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1867-1962Add to your cart.
Item 96: Grierson, Sir Herbery John Clifford, 1866-1960 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Edinburgh, 10 June 1926Add to your cart.
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Item 97: Grierson, Sir Herbert John Clifford, 1866-1960 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Edinburgh, 16 January 1929Add to your cart.
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Item 98: Grierson, Sir Herbert John Clifford, 1866-1960 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Heidelberg, 21 May 1930Add to your cart.
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Item 99: Hort, Sir Arthur Anthony Fenton, Baronet, 1864-1935 A.L.S. to Dr. Durham; Harrow-on-the-Hill, 10 December 1919Add to your cart.
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Item 100: Laborde, Alexandre, comte de, 1853- A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Paris, 01 [November] 1926Add to your cart.
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Item 101: Laborde, Alexandre comte de, 1853- A.L.S. to Monsieur Cockerell; Paris, 31 January 1927Add to your cart.
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Item 102: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to [Sydney Cockerell?]; Cambridge, England, 26 May 1906Add to your cart.
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Item 103: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Radebeul bei Dresden, Germany, 12 July 1906Add to your cart.
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Item 104: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to [Sydney Cockerell]; Radebeul bei Dresden, Germany, 11 September 1906Add to your cart.
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Item 105: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Radebeul bei Dresden, Germany, 30 September 1906Add to your cart.
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Item 106: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Brussels, 10 June 1906Add to your cart.
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Item 107: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Radebeul bei Dresden, Germany, 16 October 1906Add to your cart.
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Item 108: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Radebeul bei Dresden, Germany, 28 October 1906Add to your cart.
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Item 109: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Radebeul bei Dresden, Germany, 22 December 1906Add to your cart.
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Item 110: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Deipzig, Germany, 10 December 1907Add to your cart.
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Item 111: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Kiel, Germany, 02 June 1913Add to your cart.
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Item 112: Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Georg Graf, 1880-1945 A.L.S. to Sydney Cockerell; Radebeul bei Dresden, Germany, 10 December 1907Add to your cart.
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Item Ms.fEng157: See Item OversizeAdd to your cart.
Folder Ms.Eng.158: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L.S. to Mrs. Yates; Reading?, England, 1835?Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.159: Pater, Walter Horatio, 1839-1894 A.N.S. to Mr. Allen; Oxford, England, 28 May [1880?]Add to your cart.
Folder Ms.Eng.160: Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940 Typed L.S. to Frank House; London, 16 January 1933Add to your cart.
Enclosure: List of books by writer. 3 s. (3 p.) with envelope.
Folder Ms.Eng.161: Moore, Thomas, 1821-1887 A.L.S. to Madam ?; Chelsea, England, 31 January 1857Add to your cart.
On the gift of specimens of ferns. 1 s. (4 p.)
Folder Ms.Eng.162: Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 A.L.S. to William Power; Kegworth?, England, 10? September 1812Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.163: Beardsley, Aubrey, Vincent, 1872-1898 A.L.S. to Bielby; London, 189?Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.164: Buchan, John and Susan of TweedsmuirAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Buchan, John, baron Tweedsmuir, 1875-1940 8 Typed L.L.S. to J. G. Wilson; London, 31 December 1924 - 24 January 1928Add to your cart.
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Item 2: Buchan, Susan Charlotte (Grosvenor), lady Tweedsmuir 2 A.NN.S. to J. G. Wilson; London, n.d.Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.165: Correspondence from Francis Meynell to J. G. Wilson, 1923-1927Add to your cart.
Item 1: Meynell, Sir Francis, 1891-1975 47 A. and Typed LL.S. to J. G. Wilson; London, 31 March 1924 - 16 September 1927Add to your cart.
A few letters are signed with initials or are signed for the writer. 48 s. (50 p.)
Item 2: Mendel, Vera Types L.S. to J. G. Wilson; London, 17 September 1924Add to your cart.
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Item 3: Mendel, Vera ed., 1924Add to your cart.
Supplement to the Week-end book... (edited by Vera Mendel and Francis Meynell) (London, Nonesuch Press) Inscribed to "J.G.W. from F.M.)
Folder Ms.Eng.166: Great Britain Sovereigns, etc, 1820-1830 Ms.D.S.; Carlton House, 03 May 1823Add to your cart.
George IV and Sir Robert Peel granting license to James Scarlett to plead for John Hunt. 1 s. (3 p.)
Folder Ms.Eng.167: Evelyn, John, 1620-1706 Ms.D.S.; Deptford, England, 17 June 1693Add to your cart.
John Evelyn, Mary Evelyn, and Joseph Sherwood: Deed for sale of land at Deptford to John Tufnaile and Edward Northey. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder Ms.Eng.168: Montagu, Elizabeth (Robinson), 1720-1800 A.L.S. to Mr. and Mrs. (William) Freind; Sandleford, 10 December 1743Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.169: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L.S. to Sire Thomas Talfourd; Three Mile Cross, England, 09 April 1826Add to your cart.

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With the letter is an A. Poem, To Mr. Hofland on his picture of Jerusalem at the time of the Crucifixion; Three Mile Crossing, England? April 1826? 1 s. (1 p.)

Folder Ms.Eng.170: Letters of Mary Russell Mitford, 182?-184?Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L.S. to Mrs. Allen; Three Mile Cross, England, 18--Add to your cart.
1 s. (2 p.) Note on back of sheet by Mrs. Allen(?) describing Miss Mitford.
Item 2: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L.S. to George Glenny; Three Mile Cross, England, 25 April 1832Add to your cart.
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Item 3: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L. to the Editor of Royal Lady's Magazine (George Glenny); Three Mile Cross, England, 03 May 1831Add to your cart.
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Item 4: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L.S. to Mrs. Powell; Three Mile Cross, England, 182-Add to your cart.
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Item 5: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L.S. to Mrs. Powell; Three Mile Cross, England, 182-Add to your cart.
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Item 7: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L.S. to Thomas Pringle; Three Mile Cross, 23 July 1832Add to your cart.
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Item 8: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L.S. to R. Rigsby; Three Mile Cross, England, 01 August 1847Add to your cart.
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Item 9: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L.S. to Frederic Shoberl; Three Mile Cross, England, 183-Add to your cart.
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Item 10: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L. to Lady Sidmouth; Three Mile Cross, England, 183-Add to your cart.
Fragment. 1 s. (4 p.)
Item 11: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L. to Frances Trollope; Three Mile Cross, England, 20 February 1836Add to your cart.
Fragment. 1 s. (2 p.) Franked by Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd.
Item 12: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 5 A.LL.S. to Mrs. John Wheeler; Three Mile Cross, England, 184-Add to your cart.
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Item 13: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 3 A.LL.S. to Dear friend; Three Mile Cross, England, 183-Add to your cart.
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Item 14: 2 envelopesAdd to your cart.
Folder Ms.Eng.171: Correspondence addressed to J. G. Wilson, 1924-1928 (1964)Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gill, Eric, 1882-1940 5 A.Postcards.S. to J. G. Wilson; Abergavenny, Chelsea and London, 19 August 1926 - 17 June 1928Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gill, Eric, 1882-1940 8 Ms. and Types LL.S. to J.G. Wilson; Capel-Y-Ffin, Wales, 04 July 1924 - 10 April 1928Add to your cart.
8 s. (11 p.) With the letter are two bookplates designed and printed by Eric Gill for Philip Hofer.
Item 3: Gill, Eric, 1882-1940 A.L.S. to J. G. Wilson; London, 03 September 1927Add to your cart.
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Item 4: Williams, Charles Typed L.S. to J. G. Wilson; London, 03 September 1927Add to your cart.
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Item 5: Pepler, H. D. C. 5 A.LL.S. to J. G. Wilson; Ditchling, England, 08 March 1925-1927Add to your cart.
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Item 6: Pepler, H. D. C. A.N.S. to J. G. Wilson; Ditchling?, England, 02 July 1925Add to your cart.
1 s. (1 p.) with small ink drawing in the upper left hand corner.
Item 7: Pepler, H. D. C., A Christmas Play; Ditchling, England, 01 March 1925Add to your cart.
Inscribed to J. G. Wilson "with author's best wishes. HDCP 3.1.25" St. Dominic's Press, 1924.
Item 8: Myers, Winifred A. A.N.S. to Philip Hofer; London, 17 June 1964Add to your cart.
1 s. (1 p.) With this is an invoice from Winifred A. Myers (Autographs) Ltd. made out to Philip Hofer, Houghton Library, for a collection of Eric Gill letters; London, 17 June 1964. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder Ms.Eng.172: Letters of Robert Gibbings, 1924-1927Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gibbings, Robert, 1889-1958 Typed.L.S. (by M. Gibbings for the writer) to Stanley Morison; Waltham Saint Lawrence, 19 February 1927Add to your cart.
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Item 2: Gibbings, Robert, 1889-1958 9 LL. to J. G. Wilson; Waltham Saint Lawrence, 10 April 1924-03 September 1926Add to your cart.
Including A.LL.S., typed LL.S., and LL.S. by M. Gibbings for the writer.  9 s. (11 p.)
Folder Ms.Eng.173: Letters to Reginald Hine, 1910-1920Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bax, Sir Arnold, 1883-1953 A.Postcard.S. to Reginald Hine; Ivy Bank, 24 October 1910Add to your cart.
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Item 2: Bax, Sir Arnold, 1883-1953 A.L.S. to Reginald Hine; Ivy Bank, 04 March n.y.Add to your cart.
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Item 3: Bax, Clifford, 4 A.Postcards.S. to Reginal Hine; Venezuela, Ravenna, etc., 25 September 1910-13 September 1911Add to your cart.
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Item 4: Bax, Clifford 28 A.LL.S. to Reginald Hine; Chelsea, Haverstock Hill, etc., 23 April 1910-24 January 1944Add to your cart.
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Item 5: Hine, Reginald L. A.L.S. to "Katie and Alec"; Riddy Shott?, 20 June 1920Add to your cart.
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Item 6: O'Bryne, Dermot, 2 A.LL.S. to Guido (Reginald Hine); Rathgar, Ireland, 19--Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.174: Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864 A.L.S. to [John] Forster; Bath, England, 1855 or 1856Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.175: Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933 A.L.S. to ?; Wingstone, 15 April 1915Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.176: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855 A.L.S. to Professor (Andrews) Norton; Three Mile Cross, England, 20 May 1841Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.177: Arnold, Sir Edwin, 1832-1904 A.L.S. to (Thornton?) Hunt; Bournemouth, England, 07 August 186-Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.178: Avebury, John Lubbock, Baron, 1834-1913 A.L.S. to William Henry Rideing; London?, 29 March 1904Add to your cart.
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Folder Ms.Eng.179: Smalwood, Joseph, fl. 1670-75; Ms.D.; Spanish Town, Jamaica, 1675Add to your cart.
Dr. Smalwoods memorand[um]s on the flora and fauna of Jamaica. 8 p. 4to.

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