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Finding Aid for the Alexander Pope [Letter, 1735 June 22?, to William Fortescue], 1735 June 22?
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Letter from Alexander Pope to his friend and legal advisor William Fortescue, largely concerning Pope's ongoing feud with Edmund Curll.
Alexander Pope (May 21, 1688 - May 30, 1744) was one of the most influential and successful writers of the eighteenth century, despite a physical disability and his Catholic faith during a Protestant regime. Pope participated in the first stirrings of the modern copyright system by engaging himself with the question of literary propriety and ownership as an alternative to private patronage.
1 leaf : paper ; 186 x 303 mm.
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