The correspondence is composed of miscellaneous letters, 1880-1882; and, letter to Mr. Cotton about a 'literary piece of gossip', 1891.
Letters of Thomas Graves Law (1836-1904)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-636
- Dates of Creation1880-1891
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description3 letters or notes. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Scottish historian and bibliographer Thomas Graves Law was born on 4 December 1836. He was the grandson of Edward Law, 1st Baron of Ellenborough. He was educated at Winchester, University College, London, and at Stoneyhurst. He was a Roman Catholic priest, 1860-1878, and then in 1880 he married Wilhelmina Henrietta Allen, the grand-daughter of the 1st Earl of Camperdown. Law was Keeper or Librarian of the Signet Library, 1878 until 1901. He received the degree of Honorary Doctor of Laws from Edinburgh University, 1898. Thomas Graves Law died on 12 March 1904.
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Letters purchased March 1971, Accession no. E71.5.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection, and (1) Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke, Asworth P. (eds.) A genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage and baronetage, the Privy Council, and knightage. 87th ed. p.884. London: Burke's Peerage Ltd., 1929.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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