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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1881

John Freeman Milward Dovaston papers

Overview

Papers of poet and naturalist, John Freeman Milward Dovaston.

Dates

  • 1801-1848

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Condition Description

Good.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.
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Extent

.2 linear feet (1 box)
Comprised of a commonplace book, 1821-1848; a collection of letters to Dovaston, 1801-1808 and undated, stitched together but having lost the original binding; and four silhouettes, three apparently of Dovaston by John Bewick. The letters include a child's exercise in Latin and English verse by John Hamilton Reynolds addressed to Dovaston.

Biographical / Historical

John Freeman Milward Dovaston (1782-1854) was an English poet, naturalist, and musician associated with the countryside of Shropshire and the Welsh borders.

Arrangement

Collection is minimally processed.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2007M-57. Purchased with funds from the Perkins fund, 2008 March.

Related Materials

For additional papers of and about John Freeman Milward Dovaston, see MS Eng 1878 (Iain Bain collection of papers by and relating to John Freeman Milward Dovaston).

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog
Title
Dovaston, John Freeman Milward, 1782-1854. John Freeman Milward Dovaston papers, 1801-1848 (MS Eng 1881): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 September 20
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03260

Repository Details

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