Manuscript of part of the ‘Autobiography’ of Mrs Eliza Fletcher (1770-1858), chiefly in the hand of the author. Edit




  • [1817, or after.] (Creation)


  • 92 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1947, by William King, Headington, Oxford.

  • Arrangement

    92 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    Folios 30 verso-36 recto are not in the hand of the author.

    The period covered is from 1770 to 1817.

    In this manuscript are to be found many passages, most of them short and of little significance, which do not appear in the 1875 edition of the ‘Autobiography’. Some of these passages, however, are longer and of more substance, namely those occurring at folio 31 verso, folio 53 verso, folio 56 verso, folio 62 recto, folio 63 recto, folio 68 recto, folio 69 verso, folio 71 recto, folio 76 recto, folio 77 verso, folio 80 recto, folio 83 recto, folio 84 recto, and at folios 85 recto-89 recto. Conversely, one or two passages in the 1875 edition do not occur in this manuscript, e.g., at pages 82, 83, 103, and 122. There are also some minor discrepancies in the arrangement of material and in the actual text between this manuscript and the printed edition.

  • Bibliography

    'Autobiography of Mrs. Fletcher of Edinburgh, with selections from her letters and other family memorials' (Edinburgh, 1875).