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Finding Aid for the Booksellers' Correspondence and Letters Written by Women, ca. 1710-1931
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The collection is comprised of booksellers' letters, women's letters, and correspondence pertaining to Arwarton (Erwarton) Estate in Suffolk, England. Letters and printed materials in the booksellers' correspondence (ca. 1710-1854) are both to and from British booksellers, customers, authors, and others involved in the book production process. The women's correspondence (ca. 1712-1931) includes letters from prominent British and French authors, social activists (particularly those involved in the British women's suffrage movement), members of the nobility, and wives of prominent government officials. The letters pertaining to Arwarton (or Erwarton) Estate in Suffolk, England (ca. 1754-1771) mainly concern financial transactions of the estate.
Letters in the collection range in date from 1710-1931. The booksellers' correspondence series, with letters to and from booksellers, customers, authors, and others involved in print production, documents the British book industry in the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century. The correspondence includes letters from Nichols & Co, the prominent London publishing firm; Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), one of Europe's foremost female book collectors; a paper with note (probably from dealer) reading "W. Godwin's writing"; and the address portion of a letter to "Samuel Richardson, Printer" (presumably the celebrated author).
1 document box (.5 linear ft.)
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