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MS Eng 1336

Dillon, John, -approximately 1868, compiler. Papers removed from John Dillon's extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Spence's Anecdotes, observations, and characters of books and men, 1690-1956: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Eng 1336
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dillon, John, -approximately 1868, compiler.
Title: Papers removed from John Dillon's extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Spence's Anecdotes, observations, and characters of books and men,
Date(s): 1690-1956.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drawings, watercolors, engravings, letters, and other documents by various artists and authors removed from John Dillon's extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Spence's Anecdotes, observations, and characters of books and men.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

77M-47. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1977 November 3. Purchased with 77-1517 PF.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Papers Removed from John Dillon's Extra-illustrated Copy of Joseph Spence's Anecdotes, Observations, and Characters of Books and Men, 1690-1956 (MS Eng 1336). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Scope and Contents

Items removed from Joseph Spence (1699-1768) volume: Anecdotes, Observations, and Characters of Books and Men : collected from the conversation of Mr. Pope, and other eminent persons of his time ... (1820); Houghton call-number: f*EC7.Sp326.820ab (HOLLIS 003637320).
Includes pencil drawing of the bust of Alexander Pope by an unidentified artist, watercolors by John Chessell Buckler, Thomas Coleman Dibdin and unidentified others, and engravings by William Alfred Delamotte and George Vertue. Also contains letters of various correspondents, including letters by Alexander Pope and Charles Eliot Norton. Also a fragment of Alexander Pope's Windsor Forest, among other items.

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