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MS Eng 1591

Cholmondeley-Pennell, H. (Henry), 1837-1915. H. Cholmondeley-Pennell papers on fishing, 1877-1907: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Eng 1591
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cholmondeley-Pennell, H. (Henry), 1837-1915.
Title: H. Cholmondeley-Pennell papers on fishing,
Date(s): 1877-1907.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence with publishers, fishing tackle manufacturers, and others, concerning writings on fishing by British naturalist and editor, Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell. Also includes drafts of autograph manuscripts, and clippings and autograph notes on fishing, and samples of fishing line and flies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Purchased with the Minot Fund; received: 1918 November 14. Recataloged from F 5.14.25*

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

H. Cholmondeley-Pennell Papers on Fishing, 1877-1907 (MS Eng 1591). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

The library has several works by this author containing his autograph notes in preparation for later editions, with autograph letters by him, inserted. See: F 214.5.25*, F 214.5.30*, F 214.5.31*, F 214.5.36*, F 214.5.37*, F 1635.14.72*, and F 1650.13.36*.

Biographical / Historical

Cholmondeley-Pennell (1837-1915) was a British naturalist and editor who published poetry and many volumes on coarse-fly and deep-sea fishing. Two of his most well-know books were: Badminton library of sports and pastimes: Fishing. With contributions from other authors and The modern practical angler : a complete guide to fly-fishing, bottom-fishing & trolling.


Arrangeded into two series:

Scope and Contents

Early letters concern his various writings on fishing. Correspondence circa 1902-1905 concerns the revision for a new edition of a volume in the Badminton Library of Fishing. With contributions from other authors: Pike and other coarse fish. Includes letters to and from printers, publishers, writers of articles within this volume, fishing experts, fishing equipment suppliers, and fishing enthusiasts. Also includes samples of fishing line and fishing flies.


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