Papers belonging to William Upcott, English antiquary, autograph collector, and dealer.
William Upcott (1779-1845) was an English antiquary, autograph collector, and dealer. He was employed by several London bookshops
and spent the period from 1806 to 1834 as a sub-librarian of the London Institution. Beyond collecting and selling manuscripts
and prints, Upcott wrote texts of his own, including A bibliographical account of the principal works relating to English
topography. After Upcott's death his collections were sold at auction; the British Library purchased the majority of his manuscripts.
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