Letter from John Bridger, Brookland, to his wife in Canterbury, 3 April 1728

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 26
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      2 ff. Watermark differs from Churchill (1935) Amsterdam arms, 1-71 etc.; supporters two "leopards", three saltires are framed; etc.; countermark IV (Jean Villedary); between these, monogram resembling swash AB (? AR, i.e. Adriaan Rogge, Zaandam paper-mill 1704-1803).

Scope and Content

The second page of the letter includes a transcription of a poem by "Mr Bunce's son" titled "To Mr Higmore a painter", in praise of the painter Joseph Highmore, celebrating his skill and claiming him as artistic heir to Sir Godfrey Kneller

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Nothing is known about the author of the letter

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Acquisition Information

Purchased from Grinke, June 1974


In English

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The poem is indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/intro.html