Letters related to publishing and bookselling in 18th and 19th century England, from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps.
Sir Thomas Phillipps was a book and manuscript collector from young adulthood, who amassed the largest manuscript collection
of the 19th century. He was born in 1792, the illegitimate son of a textile manufacturer, and began collecting while a student
at Rugby and later at Oxford. Though he inherited a substantial estate upon his father's death, his bibliomania and "vello-mania"
(his obsession with manuscripts on vellum) resulted in his being nearly perpetually in debt.
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Collection is open for research.