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Nineteenth century copies of letter drafts

Call Number: MS P685


These two handwritten copies of drafts of partial letters were written by the same hand and at one time bound in separate letter books. Both the writer(s) and the recipient(s) of the original letters are unknown. The first draft, dated 1795, is about art and the picturesque philosophy of William Gilpin (1724-1804). The second draft describes visits to Mongewell Park House in Oxfordshire, England and Needwood Forest in Staffordshire, England.


  • Creation: approximately 1820

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1 folder

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Physical Location

MS P685

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Additional Information

Francis Noel Clark Mundy (1739-1815) took a great interest in Needwood Forest and its preservation. It is possible that he wrote the original of the 2nd draft.

Processing Information

Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38: 33

Former temporary collection name: Collection of 19th c. letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c.

Guide to Nineteenth Century Copies of Letter Drafts
Nineteenth century copies of letter drafts
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2008.
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Nineteenth century copies of letter drafts, Department of Special Collections, MS P685, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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