William Pitt : correspondence

Scope and Content

William Pitt : correspondence

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

The exact history and origin of much of the material is unknown. Many of the transcripts may be non-contemporary copies of material in the P.R.O., others are additional to them. The papers were described in the Sotheby's sale catalogue as 'Important Papers of George Pretyman Tomline Bishop of Winchester, Sold by order of George Pretyman Esq., Orwell Part Ipswich'. Bishop Pretyman Tomline died in 1827, and the transcripts of correspondence would appear to be later than this. Purchased by the Library at Sotheby's, 1937.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed listing of MS.Add.6958 is also available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

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