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MS Eng 960

Bowdler, Thomas, 1705-1785. Thomas Bowdler letters to John Bowdler and Lady Jane Cotton, 1753-1762: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 960
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bowdler, Thomas, 1705-1785.
Title: Thomas Bowdler letters to John Bowdler and Lady Jane Cotton,
Date(s): 1753-1762.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from Thomas Bowdler to his son John Bowdler and mother-in-law Lady Jane Cotton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-247 - 54M-248. Purchased from the Estate of David M. Little; received: 1954.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thomas Bowdler Letters to John Bowdler and Lady Jane Cotton, 1753-1762 (MS Eng 960). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

John Bowdler (1746-1823) was a writer on religious and church affairs. Thomas Bowdler was his father. Lady Jane Cotton was Thomas Bowdler's mother-in-law.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Includes eighteen autograph letters from Thomas Bowdler to his mother-in-law, Lady Jane Cotton, concerning her finances and Thomas's family. Also includes three autograph letters from Thomas to his son, John, concerning John's finances, his schooling and religious studies, and various family matters.

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