Correspondence and papers of the Luttrell family, including some relating to Narcissus Luttrell

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Much fragmentary eighteenth-century poetry in English, Latin, and French; (2) Miscellaneous commonplace notes, extracts, and speeches; (3) Various documents in French, including an eighteenth-century revolutionary proclamation; (4) Miscellaneous eighteenth-century documents, letters, receipts, etc.; (5) Luttrell family wills, ca. 1676-1749; (6) Eighteenth-century Luttrell family correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Luttrell family owned a large estate at Dunster Castle, Somerset. One of their most notable members was Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732), the parliamentary annalist and bibliographer. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Quaritch/Sotheby's on 15 November 1983.


In English, Latin, and French.

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