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MS Eng 1178

Upcott, William, 1779-1845. William Upcott papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 1178
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Upcott, William, 1779-1845.
Title: William Upcott papers,
Date(s): 1650-1881.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 volumes (.6 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of the English collector William Upcott concerning his collecting.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*57M-85. Gift of Carleton R. Richard, A.B. 1909; received: 1957 Dec. 28.
The Upcott-Evelyn-Pepys Papers presented by Carleton R. Richard, '09.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Upcott Papers (MS Eng 1178). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Upcott was a British antiquarian, collector, artist, and librarian.


Organized by volume number. The arrangement of the materials within each volume appears to be random. Please note that item numbers 48-70 in Volume III were inadvertently omitted.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and notes concerning Upcott's antiquarian and collecting interests; letters, documents, engravings, portraits, prints, and other material he collected; and watercolor, crayon, pencil, and chalk drawings of Upcott, his neighborhood, and his associates by Upcott, Robert Bremmel Schnebbelle, and Ozias Humphrey. Some of Upcott's collection includes material concerning John Evelyn, Samuel Pepys, Ozias Humphrey and Upcott himself.

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