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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1131

John Dillion collection of papers and prints concerning John Wilkes


Letters, speeches, drawings, engravings, coats of arms, and clippings by various authors and artists, concerning the English politician John Wilkes.


  • 1758-1843

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 linear feet (1 volume)
Chiefly clippings, letters of Wilkes, speeches, coats of arms, and engravings, mainly concerning his election as Chamberlain of London, mounted onto pages. Contains portrait and clippings concerning the English poet Charles Churchill. The volume was probably compiled by John Dillon who signed the front flyleaf in 1865.

Biographical / Historical

Wilkes (1727-1797) was an English politician and journalist. He served several times in Parliament and also as Lord Mayor and Chamberlain of London.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Recataloged from Sumner 3. Bequest ofCharles Sumner, LL.D., of Boston (Class of 1830); received: 1874 April 28.
Dillon, John, d. ca. 1868, compiler. John Dillion collection of papers and prints concerning John Wilkes, 1758-1843: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

Repository Details

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