The collection contains: (i) cuttings from documents with autographs, early 16th century to the 19th century (with several complete items for Frederick Wilhelm of Prussia, late 18th century), pasted onto large sheets; a privy seal writ, 7 August 1515; and a Turkish document of the late 18th or early 19th century (ii) approximately 100 letters, generally for the period 1800-50, but with some earlier items, addressed to members of the peerage and politicians, especially the Ponsonby family, in particular to John William Ponsonby, fourth Earl of Bessborough (1781-1847), mainly c.1840; and to Sir George Harrison (assistant secretary to the Treasury 1822) (iii) peers proxies, 1811-17 and (iv) correspondence from artists, several addressed to Edward Hawkins of the British Museum, 1830s and 1840s.
Collection of autographs, letters and signatures
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 738 MS 41
- Dates of Creation1500s to 1880s
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
A collection of autographs and letters made by Thomas Naghten, of Blighmont, Southampton, and his brother, Charles Naghten.
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