Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Letters of British authors
Date (inclusive): 1770-1915
Getty Research Institute. Research Library
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This collection, assembled by the repository, comprises 150 letters sent by 73 persons between 1770 and 1915. The authors
of the letters include British editors, publishers, writers, art critics, politicians, archaeologists, scientists, writers
on architecture, and writers of dictionaries.
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Letters of British authors, 1770-1915, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 860525B.
Assembled from many acquisitions, 1983-1990
Processed and cataloged by Onica Busuioceanu. The items in this collection were formerly part of the British artists letters
collection (accession number 860525). They were separated when that collection was cataloged.
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection comprises 150 letters sent by 73 persons. The letters are dated from 1770 to 1915, with the bulk from the 1840s
to the 1890s. Three letters are dated from 1770, 1791 and 1798, and 24 are from the first quarter of the 20th century. The
authors of the letters cover a large variety of activities and professions, including British editors, publishers, lecturers,
writers, art critics, politicians, mathematicians, archaeologists, antiquarians, botanists, naturalists, educational writers,
authors on architecture and of dictionaries.
Among the most significant letters are those signed by the biographer Mackenzie Bell to William Michael Rossetti (1), the
art historian John Britton (4), the lecturer William Kingdon Clifford (a manuscript page), the writer Louisa Stuart Costello
(6), the publisher Robert Duncan(?) (1), the archaeologists Sir Arthur John Evans (2) and Sir John Evans (5), the biographer
James Granger (1), the antiquarian Thomas Leman (1), the biographer Henry Currie Marillier (2), the author on architecture
John Henry Parker (1), the popular science lecturer John Henry Pepper (2), the archaeologist Frederick George Hilton Price
(2), the art dictionaries author Samuel Redgrave (2), the Irish poet and lecturer George William Russell (5), the editor William
Noel Sainsbury (2), the biographical dictionary author Thomas Humphrey Ward (7), the archaeologist Albert Way (6), the poet
Frederick Edward Weatherby (1), with verses and illustration, and the art critic and writer Sir Frederick Wedmore (7).
Subjects - Names
Bell, Mackenzie, 1856-1930
Britton, John, 1771-1857
Clifford, William Kingdon, 1845-1879
Costello, Louisa Stuart, 1799-1870
Evans, Arthur, Sir, 1851-1941
Evans, John, Sir, 1823-1908
Granger, James, 1723-1776
Leman, Thomas, 1751-1826
Marillier, H. C. (Henry Currie), 1865-1951
Parker, John Henry, 1806-1884
Pepper, John Henry, 1821-1900
Price, F. G. Hilton (Frederick George Hilton), 1842-1909
Redgrave, Samuel, 1802-1876
Russell, George William, 1867-1935
Sainsbury, William Noel, 1825-1895
Ward, Thomas Humphry, 1845-1926
Way, Albert, 1805-1874
Weatherby, Frederick Edward, 1848-
Wedmore, Frederick, Sir, 1844-1921
Subjects - Topics