Letters to Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin

Scope and Content

Collection of letters from Thomas Frognall Dibdin to various correspondents, with two engravings of Dibdin, mounted into one volume. Enclosed within the volume are 20th-century transcripts of all letters except no.18. 

  • Antoine Augustin Renouard, bibliographer, 1813 (no. 1);
  • Robert Triphook, bookseller, [1823] and 1827 (nos 2 & 4-5);
  • An unnamed correspondent, 1824 (no. 3);
  • Francis Nugee, tailor, 1828 and 1832 (nos 6-7);
  • James Baker, 1833 (nos 8-9);
  • Messrs Gosling & Egley, booksellers, 1834 (no. 10);
  • Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist, and antiquary, 1837 (no. 11);
  • R.H. Jackson, 1840 (no. 12);
  • Joseph Lilly, bookseller, 1842, with enclosure (nos 13-14);
  • Joseph Langdon, "proof reader for Savage and clerk of St Mary's", 1842 (no. 15);
  • Monsieur [?Prosper] Dinaux, French author, 1842 (no. 16);
  • Monsieur Baron, French bibliographer, 1842 (no. 17);
  • Monsieur [Joseph Octave] Delepierre, [antiquary] in Bruges, 1842 (no. 18);
  • The Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, 1843 (no. 19);
  • Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), publisher, n.d. (no. 20);
  • Mr Masters, n.d. (no. 21).
No. 1a is a portrait of Dibdin, engraved by Dawson Turner, annotated "Rare". No. 1b is a proof engraving of Dibdin, painted by Henry Edridge and engraved by Henry Meyer.