Correspondence of James Wilson and family

Scope and Content

Correspondence of James Wilson and family, concerning political, literary and family matters, 1840-1924. Correspondents include Walter Bagehot, Richard Cobden, Lord Palmerston, Joseph Parkes, and Lord Radnor.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Wilson (1805-60) was a politician and economist.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library, John Wilson (Autographs) Ltd., Sept. 1979.


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A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.