Sir Egerton Brydges papers
Chiefly letters from English editor and genealogist Sir Egerton Brydges to his solicitors.
- Majority of material found in 1789-1837
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)
Consists chiefly of correspondence of Brydges, including a large number of letters written by him to James Sheffield Brooks, Brooks & Grane, and Brooks, Grane & Cooper, dealing with various financial transactions and lawsuits. Several letters discuss Brydges' displeasure with the firm for supposedly withholding funds from an acquaintance and for ignoring Brydges' instructions. Among the rest of the correspondence are letters from various correspondents written to Brydges, including several from Montagu Pennington that discuss the politics, literature, and society of the day. Several letters from Pennington and other correspondents discuss Brydges' autobiography. Also included are two property deeds.
Biographical / Historical
Samuel Egerton Brydges was an editor of early English literature and a genealogist.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
55M-258. Gift of W. Powell Jones, Yates Mills, Ohio; received: 1955.
- Brydges, Egerton, Sir, 1762-1837. Sir Egerton Brydges papers, 1679-1837: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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