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Edward Smyth Pigott Papers: Finding Aid
mssPIG 1-446  
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Description
This collection contains the papers of English journalist Edward Frederick Smyth Pigott (1824-1895), chiefly consisting of personal and professional correspondence both from his work as a journalist and as the Examiner of Plays (a position he held from 1874-1895). Notable correspondents include Wilkie Collins, Francis George Seymour (Marquess of Hertford), Richard Monckton Milnes (Baron Houghton), Henry Du Pré Labouchere, Theodore Martin, John Everett Millais, Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane, Goldwin Smith, and Edmund Hodgson Yates.
Background
Edward Frederick Smyth Pigott (1824-1895), was a member of the Pigott family, long settled in north Somerset, England. He was a fellow student with Wilkie Collins at Lincoln’s Inn, then a journalist with The Daily News and The Leader. in 1874, Pigott was appointed to the position of Deputy Licensership of Plays in the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, a position he held until his death in 1895. Pigott never married, but in the 1850s, his nephew Henry Drummond Smyth Pigott, resided with him and, it appears, assisted his uncle with his correspondence and work.
Extent
446 pieces in 8 boxes.
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