Contains correspondence to and from William Roscoe and commonplace books compiled by his wife Jane Griffies Roscoe, as well
as portrait engravings and ephemera, dating 1774-1887.
William Roscoe was born in 1753 in Liverpool. Although he trained to become an attorney and worked in that capacity for 20
years, his true passion was literature and the arts, particularly the study of Italy. In 1781, he married Jane Griffies, the
daughter of linen draper William Griffies and his wife Ann Lace. Jane was also born in Liverpool in 1757 and was an amateur
poet whose original work is collected in some of the commonplace books described in this collection. William and Jane had
10 children together between 1782 and 1800.
2.5 Linear Feet
3 boxes and 4 bound volumes
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of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Collection is open for research.