sub-fonds - 1-35: Correspondence arranged in alphabetical order

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1-35: Correspondence arranged in alphabetical order


  • 1800-1895 (Creation)

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35 boxes.

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The correspondence in this section is arranged in two alphabetical series, one longer (contained in HOUG/1-28) and one shorter (contained in HOUG/28-35). It is not now obvious how these series differ, but they may well originate with A. E. Scanes, the first person to arrange and catalogue the papers.

Individuals are often listed under their titles, so for example Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, appears in HOUG/1 under 'Aberdare' rather than HOUG/4 for 'Bruce'. In addition, letters sometimes appear under topics or institutions, so there are letters in HOUG/1 from Frederick Eaton, Solomon Hart, and J. P. Wright, re the [Royal] Academy of Arts.

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      Further alphabetical series of correspondence can be found at HOUG/228-230 and HOUG/CB.

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