Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript copy of Sir John Bickerton Williams, Memoirs of the life, character, and writings of Sir Matthew Hale (London, 1835) with many deletions and emendations in the author's hand, used by the printer.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir John Bickerton Williams (1792-1855) was a nonconformist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The copy was bought from Knight, Frank & Rutley in 1968.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids