Correspondence of the Rev. James Austin Roberts, his wife, and son

Scope and Content

Correspondence of the Rev. James Austin Roberts, congregationalist minister, and his wife Sarah (n Gilby), 1813-31 and 1832-71, including letters to each other; letters to their son Austin, 1856-8, 1874; memoranda of James Austin Roberts, 1818-22; and a letter from the Duke of Wellington to the Marquis of Normanby, 1840.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Austin Roberts (1795-1872) was a Congregational minister, in Wiltshire, 1828-32, in New York, 1832, and at New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1832-62.

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Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library from Henry Bristow Ltd., 1981.

Note

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A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

Diaries of James Austin Roberts and members of his family (MSS. Eng. misc. e. 996-1009, f. 596-9).