Letter to William Jerdan
An unknown writer follows up on a discussion at a recent party at the Turners with William Jerdan (1782-1869), journalist and editor of the Literary Gazette. The topic is the derivation of the theme of the "Crooked Billet", and its possible French origin. The writer also remarks on the use of pictorial signs to assist the uneducated populace in determining the type of business, product or service being offered. The writer signs the letter with an outline of a cloverleaf with the roman numerals XXI written inside the leaf. There is a red wax seal attached to the letter.
- after 1818
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Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.
Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38: 90, formerly part of temporary collection "Collection of 19th c. letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c."
- Guide to the William Jerdan Collection
- Letter to William Jerdan
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Letter to William Jerdan, MS P697, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
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