Diaries of two members of the Rivington family

Scope and Content

Diaries of two members of the Rivington family comprising:

  • the diary of Charles Rivington, Sept. 1778 - Aug. 1780, continued with monthly entries, Sept. 1780 - Dec. 1781, resumed daily 1 Jan. - 16 Feb. 1782
  • (probably) the diary of one of Charles Rivington's younger brothers, of tours to Oxford, June 1787, and the West Country, Aug. 1787, Sept. 1788, and Sept. 1791.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Rivington (1754-1831) was a publisher.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library, Sotheby's, 12 Dec. 1977, lot 238.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

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