Guide to the British autograph collection: Autographs of the Kings & Queens & Eminent Men of Great Britain, ca. 1500-1899

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Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
© 1998
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the British autograph collection: Autographs of the Kings & Queens & Eminent Men of Great Britain, ca. 1500-1899

Collection number: M0168

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
PSE
Date Completed:
1967 Aug
Encoded by:
C. Del Anderson
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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.

Container List

Container 1, Volume 1

1835Volume compiled by Mansf. de Cardonnel Lanson. Contains signatures of kings, queens, and peers inc. Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, Queen Victoria, Princess Charlotte, etc.; Also, emminent commoners, ie. Lord Nelson, George Grenville, and Shakespeare[forgery?]. Spans 14th - 19th centuries.

Container 1, Volume 2

1835Volume compiled by Mansf. de Cardonnel Lanson. Contains signantures of lesser nobility (John Locke, Isaac Newton, William Wordsworth, etc.) Most cut from documents or letters, and many contain facsimiles and partial letters.