Contemporary copies of twenty-five letters to Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk, from Pope, Swift, Arbuthnott, Gay, and the Duchess of Queensberry, with copies of Swift's 'Characters' of the Countess and of Sir Robert Walpole. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.5754
Level of Description
File

Dates

  • 1719-1731. (Creation)

Extents

  • 37 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    ii + 35 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    Two leaves are missing between folios 15 and 16; folio 16 contains stanzas 17-24 of a political ballad, beginning 'Is Cartwright then to Ireland gone'.

  • Bibliography

    All of the letters except for an unsigned, undated letter on folio 10 were edited by John Wilson Croker, and published in ‘Letters to and from Henrietta, Countess of Suffolk’ (London, 1824).

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    The original letters are in the British Library (Add. MSS.22625-22626).

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