Sales Catalogue of William Jones' Library

Scope and Content

This consists of a lined exercise book with cardboard cover, into which have been stuck the pages from "Catalogue of the Library of the Late Sir William Jones... With the Books Added Subsequently to his Death by his Widow, Lady Jones" They were sold by auction by Mr Evans at 93, Pall Mall on Thursday 19th May, 1831"

Alongside each page of the sale catalogue some one has recorded in the exercise book, the price attained for each book and a name, presumably of the purchaser. £528, 17shillings were raised in the sale.

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Acquisition Information

A typed list within the Royal Asiatic Society Collections suggests that the Sale Catalogue of William Jones' Library along with the letters from Lord Teignmouth were given to the Royal Asiatic Society by Mirs Chambers in 1955. The Council Minutes for 8th December, 1955 record "Letter of thanks to be sent to Mrs. Irene Chambers for a Catalogue of Sir W. Jones' Library"

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