british-history. British History
Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:
Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth Correspondence with Vice-Admiral Charles Stirling
Identifier: MS 305
Abstract: The collection consists of 3 folders of correspondence dating from 1803-1810, between British Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth as Naval Commander-in-Chief at Jamaica and Vice-Admiral Charles Stirling (1760-1833), Resident Commissioner at Jamaica relating to repairs to ships, stores, defenses and surveys.
Dates: 1803 - 1810
Andrew White Tuer letters
Identifier: MS 137
Abstract: The collection contains letters and cards to Tuer and to his publishing firm, Leadenhall Press, from Marcus Huish, A. Scott Gatty, Charles Dickens, Jr., A. Parsons, Lady Dorothy Nevill, Sir H. Ponsonby, W.E. Henley, Amelia B. Edwards, E.A. Wallis Budge, Robert Barr, Birkett Foster, W.F. Godley, Percy Fitzgerald, Edmund Yates, Buffalo Bill Cody, Charles Keene, F.C. Burnand, H.J. Byron, Compton Reade, J. Knight, Emily Pfeiffer, and others regarding their work, Tuer’s collections and books,...
Dates: 1880 - 1897
Annie Gregory letter
Identifier: MS 275
Overview This collection contains a letter from Annie Gregory to Lady Margaret Spicer, daughter of the 12th Earl of Westmoreland. In the note, Annie requests that Lady Spicer let her know if her husband Captain John Edward Philip Spicer would “let” her (Annie) a cottage called Chittoe Heath. Annie Gregory belonged to a Methodist (Wesleyan) family in Wiltshire.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, letters
Identifier: MS 278
Overview This collection contains thirteen letters written by the Duke of Wellington to Miss A.M. (Anna Maria) Jenkins, a 19th century evangelist. Two other letters are from Ms. Sophy Mistes to Miss A.M. Jenkins. Accompanying some of the letters are envelopes with wax seals; also included in the collection are a miniature photo of the Duke and a paper Mariner's Compass.
Dates: 1833 - 1851
Benham, William and Daniel, and Allied family papers
Identifier: MS 296
Overview This collection contains a Benham family tree, general historical survey, and original and facsimile correspondence between Benham family members. Included in the correspondence are some original envelopes with British stamps and wax seals. Items have been tipped-in to a bound volume.
Charles A. Somerset Letter, July 30, 1828
Identifier: MS 122
Abstract: This is a handwritten letter dated July 30, 1828 and signed by C.A. Somerset. The letter is addressed to an un-named publisher, in which Somerset refers to a short manuscript sent with the letter and requests addresses for "respectable publishers in the Whig interest."
Charles Wishaw Clubbe papers
Identifier: MS 307
Overview Most of this collection, which dates from 1840 to 1878, is comprised of correspondence from British politician and statesman Benjamin Disraeli to Rev. Clubbe, who occupied the position of vicar at the living of Hughenden near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, from approximately 1851 to 1868.
Dates: 1840 - 1878
David Latimer Tinling-Widdrington journal
Identifier: MS 139
Abstract: The journal primarily recounts the army career of David Latimer Tinling-Widdrington’s son, George Widdrington, from 1796 until his death in 1813 at the Battle of Vittoria, the decisive battle of the Peninsular War. The journal contains numerous descriptions of battles, many taken from copies of letters sent by George to his family. Also included are copies of other letters, including several by Joseph Cook, a relative by marriage. The journal contains a great deal of genealogical information...
Dates: 1796 - 1813
E. B. Osborn letters
Identifier: MS 135
Abstract: The collection consists of autographed correspondence between Edward Bolland Osborn (1867-1938) and James Nicol Dunn (1856-1919) between the years 1892 and 1909. The bound letters reveal a wide range of topics and interests that the two men shared from reviewing books and writing articles to professional achievements. The volume contains some biographical information about the two correspondents as well as a prepared index of topics and individuals mentioned in the letters.
Dates: 1892 - 1909
Frank Harrison Hill London Daily News papers
Identifier: MS 313
Overview Liberal political writer Frank Harrison Hill served as Editor-in-Chief of the London Daily News from 1870-1886; this collection is comprised of two folders of correspondence, mainly original signed letters sent to Mr. Hill in his capacity as Editor-in-Chief.
Dates: 1870 - 1886