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Letter to William Shaw Mason

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P701


From Holles Street in Dublin, Ireland, Edward Litton (1787-1870), master of the Irish court of chancery and a member of Parliament for Coleraine, writes to William Shaw Mason (1774-1853), bibliographer and statistician, about Mason's interest in an illuminated missal. Litton confirms the missal's authenticity and offers it to Mason, who will care for and value it more than Litton himself does. There is a partial red wax seal attached to the letter.


  • Creation: March 4, 1813


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No access restrictions.

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1 folder (1 leaf)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

MS P701

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.

Processing Information

Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38:65, 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 Edward Litton Letter Collection
Letter to William Shaw Mason
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2008.
Description rules
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Letter to William Shaw Mason, MS P701, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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