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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1310

Frances Brooke letters to Richard Gifford,

Letters to English author Richard Gifford from English author Frances Brooke.


  • 1756-1772 and undated.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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1 collection (1 volume (.16 linear ft.))

Includes twenty-four letters from Brooke to Gifford concerning financial affairs, their writings, their children, acquaintances, songs by Gifford, and the creation of the comic opera Rosina by Brooke. Also includes three letters from Gifford to Brooke. Includes eleven songs in French and English, and songs for the comic opera Rosina.

Biographical / Historical

Brooke was an English author. Richard Gifford was also an English author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*74M-44. Purchased with the J. Gilman D'Arcy Paul fund; received: 1974 Sept. 11.
Brooke, Frances, 1724?-1789. Frances Brooke letters to Richard Gifford: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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