Insurance policies and related correspondence of Sir Thomas Phillipps

Scope and Content

The papers comprise insurance policies, 1817-57, related correspondence with insurance companies and the solicitors of Sir Thomas Phillipps, with a few papers of other members of his family, 1815-71.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) was a collector of manuscripts and printed books. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.