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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 936

Thomas Ingoldsby letters from various correspondents,

Letters sent from various correspondents, to English author and humorist Richard Harris Barham, who used the pseudonym Thomas Ingoldsby.


  • 1805-1844.

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.


1 collection (2 v. (.33 linear ft.))

Includes autograph letters to Ingoldsby from William Antrobus, John Payne Collier, Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, Charles Wesley, among others. Also includes unsigned autograph manuscript of Edward Cannon's Parody of Gray's Elegy, autograph manuscript of John Poole's Parodies, manuscript in an unidentified hand of Richard Porson's Charade, and lithographic facsimiles of the autographs of the Cato street conspirators. Also includes several letters from Ingoldsby to various correspondents.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Ingoldsby was the pseudonym for English author and humorist Richard Harris Barham.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

53M-173F. Purchased with duplicate money; received: 1954 April 7.
Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845, recipient. Thomas Ingoldsby letters from various correspondents, 1805-1844: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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