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MS 41 Collection of autographs, letters and signatures

A collection of autographs and letters made by Thomas Naghten, of Blighmont, Southampton, and his brother Charles Naghten, containing:

(i) cuttings from documents with autographs, early 16th century to 19th century with several complete items from Frederick Wilhelm of Prussia, late 18th century), pasted onto large sheets; a privy seal writ, 7 August 1515 and a Turkish document of the late 18th or early 19th century;

(ii) approximately 100 letters, generally for the period 1800-50, with some earlier items, addressed to members of the peerage and politicians, especially the Ponsonby family, in particular to John William Ponsonby, fourth Earl of Bessborough (1781-1847), mainly c. 1840; and to Sir George Harrison (assistant secretary to the Treasury 1822);

(iii) peers proxies, 1811-17 and;

(iv) correspondence from artists, several addressed to Edward Hawkins of the British Museum, 1830s and 1840s.

Date range:

1500s to 1880s

Former references:



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