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MS Eng 1131

Dillon, John, d. ca. 1868, compiler. John Dillion collection of papers and prints concerning John Wilkes, 1758-1843: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Eng 1131
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dillon, John, d. ca. 1868, compiler.
Title: John Dillion collection of papers and prints concerning John Wilkes,
Date(s): 1758-1843.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters, speeches, drawings, engravings, coats of arms, and clippings by various authors and artists, concerning the English politician John Wilkes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Recataloged from Sumner 3. Bequest ofCharles Sumner, LL.D., of Boston (Class of 1830); received: 1874 April 28.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Dillion Collection of Papers and Prints Concerning John Wilkes, 1758-1843 (MS Eng 1131). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Wilkes (1727-1797) was an English politician and journalist. He served several times in Parliament and also as Lord Mayor and Chamberlain of London.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly clippings, letters of Wilkes, speeches, coats of arms, and engravings, mainly concerning his election as Chamberlain of London, mounted onto pages. Contains portrait and clippings concerning the English poet Charles Churchill. The volume was probably compiled by John Dillon who signed the front flyleaf in 1865.

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