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Letter from Sir Lionel Pilkington to Henry Ingram, Viscount Irvine [Irwin]

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P251


Correspondence of Sir Lionel Pilkington, Member of Parliament for Horsham, Yorkshire from 1748-1768, who won his seat through the influence of Henry Ingram, 7th Viscount Irvine [or Irwin] of Temple Newsam, Yorkshire and of Hills Place, Horsham, Sussex. In this letter, Pilkington thanks Irwin for his election as MP for Horsham and recounts the circumstances of the election.


  • Creation: December 20, 1748


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1 folder : Holograph letter, signed, 3 pages

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MS P251

Custodial History

Item found in Albery, William. Parliamentary history of Horsham. 1927. (328.42309/Aleaf14p/l927). Private subscribers' Edition No 80 [of 305]. Subscriber was apparently Wallace H. Hills, St. Mary's Cottage, East Grinstead.

Bookplate of Gerald Walter Erskine Loder (added-in pencil: 1st Baron Wakehurst (1934)). Extensive pencil-notes in same hand as blue paper (attached) and page 4 of letter (probably). Page 4 in pencil A. W. F. Fuller November 1, 1938. 8/6. With slip from bookseller's catalogues 778-Surrey-Horsham-Pilkington (L.) A.L.s....8/6.

Guide to the Lionel Pilkington Collection
Letter from Sir Lionel Pilkington to Henry Ingram, Viscount Irvine [Irwin]
Finding aid prepared by alh, November 5, 1964. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2005.
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Lionel Pilkington Letter, Department of Special Collections, MS P251, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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