Correspondence, diary, verse and other papers of and relating to John Wilson ‘Christopher North’, author and journalist [1785-1854]. Edit




  • 1798-1854, undated (Creation)


  • 0.10 linear metres (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    The bulk and principal interest of the papers lie in the letters written by John Wilson to his mother, sister Jane and his wife Jane. Many of the letters relate to Wilson’s early life and shed light on his relations with his family, his life as a student in Glasgow and later in Oxford, and also at Elleray in the Lake District.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Christies, London, 12th June 2013, Lot 61 with assistance from the Friends of the National Libraries.8 August 2013

  • Custodial History

    This material was accompanied by a letter from the seller, Patricia Jack, Pye Corner Mill, Bury End, Boradway, WR12 7AF, a descendant of Professor Wilson.

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