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William P. Albrecht collection

Call Number: MS 18


This collecton consists of several collections formed by Professor William P. Albrecht of the University of Kansas' English Department to give his students practice in reading documents from the early modern and modern periods. This includes items at MS 18, which consist primarily of English and Scottish legal documents (manorial documents, notarial instruments, charters, court rolls, indentures, etc.), including documents by/pertaining to English monarchs dating from 1375, 1501-1689. Additionally, housed at varied MS P call numbers, is a collection of letters and autographs collected by Albrecht, dating from apprxomiately 1801-1962, by English, Irish, and American writers.


  • 1375; 1501-1689; 1801-1962


Language of Materials

English; some legal documents in Latin or in Scottish dialect.

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


.5 Linear Feet (1 document case + 30 folders)

Physical Location

MS 18

Physical Location

MS P5, MS P7

Physical Location

MS P22, MS P39, MS P45, MS P67, MS P68

Physical Location

MS P105, MS P162, MS P171, MS P173, MS P181, MS P191

Physical Location

MS P203, MS P225, MS P233, MS P245, MS P256, MS P280, MS P281, MS P285

Physical Location

MS P307, MS P348

Other Finding Aids

More detailed information about the English and Scottish legal documents located at MS 18 is available at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, William P. Albrecht, 1964, 1971.

Related Materials

Personal papers of William P. Albrecht, PP 363, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Separated Materials

Some items from Albrecht's collection of autographs and letters have been incorporated into artificial collections of autographs and correspondence for those specific individuals. They can be found at the following call numbers:

  1. Benjamin Disraeli collection, MS P23
  2. Thomas Carlyle collection, MS P60
  3. Thomas Chalmers collection, MS P62
  4. Thomas De Quincey collection, MS P91
  5. William Ewart Gladstone collection, MS P129
  6. Charles Kingsley collection, MS P176
  7. John Gibson Lockhart collection, MS P190
  8. Robert Southey collection, MS P295
  9. William Makepeace Thackeray collection, MS P317
  10. William Wordsworth collection, MS P355
  11. Thomas Babington Macaulay correspondence, part of the East India Company collection, MS 98
Guide to the William P. Albrecht Collection
William P. Albrecht collection
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1964, 1971. Finding aid encoded by mwh, 2019.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States