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MS Eng 1191.1

Hollis, Thomas, 1720-1774. Correspondence with Timothy Hollis: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 1191.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hollis, Thomas, 1720-1774.
Title: Correspondence with Timothy Hollis,
Date(s): 1770-1779.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 v. (.1 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence of British literary editor Thomas Hollis and his relative Timothy Hollis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Bought with a gift from Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.; received: 1973 March 29.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Hollis was a British literary editor and early donor to the Harvard College Library. Timothy Hollis was his relative.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains drafts of letters from Thomas Hollis to Timothy Hollis. Letters address Thomas' wish to buy a house in Lyme, difficulties purchasing a house, moving plans, personal finance and religion. Letters also concern Thomas' meeting with the Earl of Chatham, Christmas plans, life in London during the 1700s, the lease of a farm at Itchington to Timothy, and extracts of Timothy's will.

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