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Collection Number: 11010-z

Collection Title: British Commonplace Books, 1806-1860

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Size About 20 items
Abstract The collection is three volumes of British commonplace books: one apparently belonging to Henry March, circa 1806, with poems written in two different hands, chiefly of Cowper and Southey, and a few poems clipped from newspapers; one from Bristol, circa 1807, with poems and bits of wisdom pasted on (80 pp.) and enclosures consisting of poems, memoranda, and a few letters; and one, circa 1859-1860, with meditations and comments on sermons and scripture. Enclosures to the 1807 volume include a letter of condolence, 24 April 1807, from J. P. Estlin(?) to Mrs. Milhouse in Bath; an undated letter from Mary Randolph to Susan Jacomb, containing personal news and inquiries; and a poetic tribute "to the memory of Mrs. Bailey, the Amiable wife of James Baily Esq. of Bristol" by B. H. D.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the British Commonplace Books #11010-z, Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Stanley Smith of London in 1965.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The collection is three volumes of British commonplace books: one apparently belonging to Henry March, circa 1806, with poems written in two different hands, chiefly of Cowper and Southey, and a few poems clipped from newspapers; one from Bristol, circa 1807, with poems and bits of wisdom pasted on (80 pp.) and enclosures consisting of poems, memoranda, and a few letters; and one, circa 1859-1860, with meditations and comments on sermons and scripture. Enclosures to the 1807 volume include a letter of condolence, 24 April 1807, from J. P. Estlin(?) to Mrs. Milhouse in Bath; an undated letter from Mary Randolph to Susan Jacomb, containing personal news and inquiries; and a poetic tribute "to the memory of Mrs. Bailey, the Amiable wife of James Baily Esq. of Bristol" by B. H. D.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, May 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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