Sir Egerton Brydges letters and other papers
Letters from British editor and genealogist Egerton Brydges, mostly to his solicitors, with a few additional papers.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Chiefly letters by Brydges to his solicitors Brooks, Grane & Company concerning his financial needs and business matters, but also peppered with philosophical and political discussions and news of Brydges' health problems. Some letters indicate a troubled relationship, including arguments regarding financial settlements, as well as the nature of Brydges' relationship with the firm. Includes a few letters from Brydges to other recipients, a sonnet and a manuscript fragment by Brydges, a few letters to Brydges from various correspondents, and 2 engraved portraits of Brydges. The letter from Brydges, dated 5 Oct. 1820, includes genealogical charts with heraldic devices.
Biographical / Historical
Samuel Egerton Brydges was a British editor of early English literature and a genealogist.
Arrangement is primarily chronological.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
60M-214. Obtained from Seven Gables Bookshop; received: 1961.
- Brydges, Egerton, Sir, 1762-1837. Sir Egerton Brydges letters and other papers, 1782-1837: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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