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MS Eng 1006

Brydges, Egerton, Sir, 1762-1837. Sir Egerton Brydges papers, 1679-1837: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1006
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Brydges, Egerton, Sir, 1762-1837.
Title: Sir Egerton Brydges papers,
Date(s): 1679-1837 (inclusive), 1789-1837 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Chiefly letters from English editor and genealogist Sir Egerton Brydges to his solicitors.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

55M-258. Gift of W. Powell Jones, Yates Mills, Ohio; received: 1955.

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 Papers, 1679-1837 (MS Eng 1006). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of correspondence of Brydges, including a large number of letters written by him to James Sheffield Brooks, Brooks & Grane, and Brooks, Grane & Cooper, dealing with various financial transactions and lawsuits. Several letters discuss Brydges' displeasure with the firm for supposedly withholding funds from an acquaintance and for ignoring Brydges' instructions. Among the rest of the correspondence are letters from various correspondents written to Brydges, including several from Montagu Pennington that discuss the politics, literature, and society of the day. Several letters from Pennington and other correspondents discuss Brydges' autobiography. Also included are two property deeds.

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