Skip to main content
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
Link to catalog
Pocock, Lewis, 1808-1882. Lewis Pocock papers, 1836-1875: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440