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Guide to the British autograph collection: Autographs of the Kings & Queens & Eminent Men of Great Britain, ca. 1500-1899
Special Collections M0168  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: British autograph collection: Autographs of the Kings & Queens & Eminent Men of Great Britain,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1500-1899
    Collection number: Special Collections M0168
    Creator: Cardonnel-Lawson, Mansfeldt de, collector
    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Provenance

    Gift of Fred Darvill, 1936

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] British autograph collection, M0168, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Content

    Summary: Autographs of the kings and queens and eminent men of Great Britain. Collection contains two large volumes, compiled in 1835 by Mansf. de Cardonnel-Lawson. Among those represented are Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, John Locke, Isaac Newton, William Wordsworth, and a possible William Shakespeare signature. Most signatures were cut from documents or letters and are undated. Some are facsimiles.