Miscellaneous Autograph Letters

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 740
  • Dates of Creation
      18th to 19th Century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      21 items.
  • Location
      Collection available at John Rylands Library, Deansgate.

Scope and Content

A collection of miscellaneous letters and other items, acquired by the John Rylands Library from separate sources. Material includes autograph letters of Leo Tolstoy (no. 1), the comedian George Bartley (no. 2), and the poet Charles Swain (no. 18); correspondence of the Sanskritist Arthur Coke Burnell, the editor James Sutherland Cotton and others, concerning oriental studies and the death of Burnell (nos 4-16); verses by John Watson (no. 17); and papers relating to a memorial to the astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks (nos 19-20).

Access Information

The collection is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

The items were acquired by the John Rylands Library from various sources, by gift, purchase and bequest, between 1920 and 1934.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan and Jo Humpleby, project archivists, with reference to:

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928-35 (English MS 740).