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MS Eng 1156

Brydges, Egerton, Sir, 1762-1837. Sir Egerton Brydges letters and other papers, 1782-1837: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1156
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Brydges, Egerton, Sir, 1762-1837.
Title: Sir Egerton Brydges letters and other papers,
Date(s): 1782-1837.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from British editor and genealogist Egerton Brydges, mostly to his solicitors, with a few additional papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

60M-214. Obtained from Seven Gables Bookshop; received: 1961.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Sir Egerton Brydges Letters and Other Papers, 1782-1837 (MS Eng 1156). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Egerton Brydges was a British editor of early English literature and a genealogist.

Arrangement

Arrangement is primarily chronological.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters by Brydges to his solicitors Brooks, Grane & Company concerning his financial needs and business matters, but also peppered with philosophical and political discussions and news of Brydges' health problems. Some letters indicate a troubled relationship, including arguments regarding financial settlements, as well as the nature of Brydges' relationship with the firm. Includes a few letters from Brydges to other recipients, a sonnet and a manuscript fragment by Brydges, a few letters to Brydges from various correspondents, and 2 engraved portraits of Brydges. The letter from Brydges, dated 5 Oct. 1820, includes genealogical charts with heraldic devices.

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