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Album, containing autograph letters of celebrities, chiefly literary, dating chiefly from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, with some portraits.

Identifier: MS.948

Scope and Contents

Several of the letters are addressed to the two Thomas Cadells, publishers.


  • Creation: Late 18th century-early 19th century.

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Conditions Governing Use

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92 Items ; Quarto and under.

Language of Materials



92 letters pasted on blank sheets paginated to 299, with many gaps.

Other Finding Aids

There is an index of writers after page 299.

Custodial History

The album was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1932.

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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