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HEW 14.9.1

Cunningham, Peter, 1816-1869. Peter Cunningham The story of Nell Gwyn : and the sayings of Charles the Second, extra-illustrated: Index.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Widener Memorial Room
Call No.: HEW 14.9.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cunningham, Peter, 1816-1869.
Title: Peter Cunningham The story of Nell Gwyn : and the sayings of Charles the Second, extra-illustrated,
Date(s): 1852.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (4 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Engraved portraits, views, broadsides, and letters inserted into Peter Cunningham's, The story of Nell Gwyn : and the sayings of Charles the Second (London : Bradbury & Evans, 1852) by Augustus Toedteberg of Brooklyn, New York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

From the Harry Elkins Widener Collection.

Custodial History:

Includes bookplates of Augustin Daly and Clarence S. Bement.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
These volumes are shelved in Widener Library in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Peter Cunningham The Story of Nell Gwyn : and the Sayings of Charles the Second, Extra-illustrated (HEW 14.9.1). Harry Ellkins Widener Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Compiled by Augustus Toedteberg.

Scope and Contents

Extra-illustrated and extended to 4 vols. by the insertion of 833 items, including engraved portraits (some by Peter Lely) and views, broadsides, autograph letters, original tradesmens bills and newspaper cuttings. Vol. 1 includes a letter signed "E G," apparently dictated by Eleanor Gwynn to Laurence Hyde; documents signed by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Thomas Killigrew, James II, and Samuel Pepys; autograph letters of Thomas Tenison to Henry Dodwell and Sir Charles Sedley to William Dugdale. Vol. 2 includes an autograph letter by George Monck. Vol. 3 includes autograph letters by Louis XIV to Turenne, by the Duchess of Portsmouth, Thomas Good, John Evelyn and others. Vol. 4 includes autograph letters by Thomas Tenison to the bishop of Ely, Jan. 1710; and by the Earl of Orrery to Thomas Osborne, May 1673. Laid in each vol. is a leaf with statement: Extra-illustrated by Augustus Toedteberg of Brooklyn, New York.

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