National portrait gallery of illustrious and eminent personages of the nineteenth century, extra-illustrated
Manuscripts inserted into William Jerdan's National portrait gallery of illustrious and eminent personages of the nineteenth century (London : Fisher, Son, & Jackson, 1830-1834), including many autograph letters and documents, clipped signatures, free franks, portraits, prints, maps and broadsides.
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.
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Extent.5 linear feet (5 volumes)
Contains manuscript items including many autograph letters and documents, clipped signatures, free franks, portraits, prints, maps and broadsides.
Widener Memorial Room
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Formerly belonged to W. H. Ince and Clarence S. Bement. From the Harry Elkins Widener Collection.
- Jerdan, William, 1782-1869. National portrait gallery of illustrious and eminent personages of the nineteenth century, extra-illustrated: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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