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MS Hyde 91

Lawrence, Thomas, 1711-1783. Thomas Lawrence papers, 1760-1787: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b (shelved with bMS Hyde 90-92)
Call No.: MS Hyde 91
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lawrence, Thomas, 1711-1783.
Title: Thomas Lawrence papers,
Date(s): 1760-1787.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers relating to the family of physician Thomas Lawrence, a friend of author Samuel Johnson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003JM-58 (part). Bequest of Mary Hyde Eccles, Four Oaks Farm, Somerville, New Jersey; received: 2004.


Mary Hyde Eccles purchased this collection from antiquarian book dealers Hofmann & Freeman in 1975.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Rick Stattler

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thomas Lawrence Papers, 1760-1787 (MS Hyde 91). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Letters from Samuel Johnson to Thomas Lawrence and his daughter Elizabeth can be found in MS Hyde 1, items (65) and (66).

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Lawrence, a London physician, is primarily remembered for his long friendship with one of his patients, the writer Samuel Johnson.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of eight items, including a biographical sketch of Dr. Lawrence, a character sketch of Samuel Johnson, and four poems. Most items are of unknown authorship, but almost all of them have some connection to Dr. Lawrence's extended family or to Samuel Johnson.

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