Letter to John Henry Capper
In 1829, Sir John Beckett (1775-1847) was Judge Advocate General and Member of Parliament for Haslemere in Surrey, England. In this letter, he wrote to John Henry Capper of Lowther [Castle] in Penrith, Cumbria, who was a Home Office official from 1815 to 1847, who was at the time Superintendent of Prisons and the Hulk Establishment. Beckett wrote to Capper at the instigation of [Michael Thomas?] Sadler (1780-1835), a Member of Parliament for Newark, Nottinghamshire, England. Sadler had contacted Beckett on behalf of a couple who wanted to visit their son, Samuel James, aboard a hulk, or prison ship.
- Creation: August 25, 1829
- Beckett, John, Sir, 1775-1847 (Person)
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Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.
Formerly part of Special Collections temporary call number: MS (Box) 38: 83, collection name "Collection of 19th c. letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c."
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- Letter to John Henry Capper
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Letter to John Henry Capper, MS P663, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas