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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Hyde 47

Lewis Pocock papers


Research materials relating to Samuel Johnson.


  • Majority of material found within 1836-1875

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

This collection does not include any material contemporary to Samuel Johnson, and consists primarily of correspondence and notes relating to Pocock's Johnson collection.

Biographical / Historical

Lewis Pocock (1808-1882) was a patron of the arts in London. He assembled a substantial collection of books, manuscripts and art relating to Samuel Johnson, which was dispersed at a Sotheby's sale in 1875.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003JM-161. Bequest of Mary Hyde Eccles, Four Oaks Farm, Somerville, New Jersey; received: 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by: Rick Stattler

Pocock, Lewis, 1808-1882. Lewis Pocock papers, 1836-1875: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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