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Albums of autographs and letters addressed to or collected by Mrs Isabella Bishop, nee Bird.

Identifier: MSS.7178-7179

Scope and Contents

The correspondents are political, literary, and clerical celebrities, chiefly English, of the nineteenth century. A number of letters are addressed to Sir Thomas Grainger Stewart, physician, to whom the collection was presented by Mrs Bishop in 1886 (MS.7178, number 1). Most of the letters are of interest only as autographs but a few have further biographical or other interest, especially those of Thomas Arnold, Lord Byron, Thomas Erskine of Linlathen, Harriet Martineau, and Hannah More, in MS.7178.


  • Creation: 19th century.

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2 Volumes ; Various sizes in two quarto volumes.

Language of Materials



The letters and autographs were pasted into the albums in rough alphabetical order. Some loose items have been inserted in appropriate places.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1957, by Miss C E Grainger Stewart, Dunbar.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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