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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1336

Papers removed from John Dillon's extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Spence's Anecdotes, observations, and characters of books and men

Overview

Drawings, watercolors, engravings, letters, and other documents by various artists and authors removed from John Dillon's extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Spence's Anecdotes, observations, and characters of books and men.

Dates

  • 1690-1956

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Items removed from Joseph Spence (1699-1768) volume: Anecdotes, Observations, and Characters of Books and Men : collected from the conversation of Mr. Pope, and other eminent persons of his time ... (1820); Houghton call-number: f*EC7.Sp326.820ab (HOLLIS 003637320).

Includes pencil drawing of the bust of Alexander Pope by an unidentified artist, watercolors by John Chessell Buckler, Thomas Coleman Dibdin and unidentified others, and engravings by William Alfred Delamotte and George Vertue. Also contains letters of various correspondents, including letters by Alexander Pope and Charles Eliot Norton. Also a fragment of Alexander Pope's Windsor Forest, among other items.

Physical Location

f

Immediate Source of Acquisition

77M-47. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1977 November 3. Purchased with 77-1517 PF.

Title
Dillon, John, -approximately 1868, compiler. Papers removed from John Dillon's extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Spence's Anecdotes, observations, and characters of books and men, 1690-1956: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00559

Repository Details

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