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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Hyde 91

Thomas Lawrence papers


Papers relating to the family of physician Thomas Lawrence, a friend of author Samuel Johnson.


  • 1760-1787

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 consists of eight items, including a biographical sketch of Dr. Lawrence, a character sketch of Samuel Johnson, and four poems. Most items are of unknown authorship, but almost all of them have some connection to Dr. Lawrence's extended family or to Samuel Johnson.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Lawrence, a London physician, is primarily remembered for his long friendship with one of his patients, the writer Samuel Johnson.

Physical Location

b (shelved with bMS Hyde 90-92)


Mary Hyde Eccles purchased this collection from antiquarian book dealers Hofmann & Freeman in 1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003JM-58 (part). Bequest of Mary Hyde Eccles, Four Oaks Farm, Somerville, New Jersey; received: 2004.

Related Materials

Letters from Samuel Johnson to Thomas Lawrence and his daughter Elizabeth can be found in MS Hyde 1, items (65) and (66).

Processing Information

Processed by: Rick Stattler
Link to catalog
Lawrence, Thomas, 1711-1783. Thomas Lawrence papers, 1760-1787: 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.

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