- Jan.–June 1817 (Vervaardig)
Omvang en medium
1 volume, measuring about 27 x 24 x 5.5 cm, containing a title-leaf, an index, four blank leaves, and 89 letters and other papers pasted onto guards. There is a stiff fly-leaf at the front and another at the back. Half-bound in light-brown leather and marbled paper.
Naam van de archiefvormer
Dawson Turner was born and spent much of his life at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. He was admitted as an undergraduate at Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1793, but returned to Yarmouth before graduating, in order to take his place in the family banking business.
For some years Turner's chief interest was botany, particularly mosses, and he published several works on the subject and corresponded with many of the notable botanists of his day. In later life he concentrated on antiquarian pursuits, amassing a valuable collection of historical documents and autographs, as well as a substantial library which was eventually dispersed in a series of sales. He was a Fellow of various learned bodies, including the Royal Society, the Linnaean Society, and the Society of Antiquaries.
In 1796 Turner married Mary Palgrave, by whom he had eight surviving children. Mary Turner and her daughters were talented amateur artists; they were tutored in drawing by John Sell Cotman and also mastered the arts of etching and lithography. Between them they produced a significant number of sketches and prints, especially portraits and architectural studies, examples of which were often used by their father to embellish his books.
Geschiedenis van het archief
See the general note under O.13.1. The following letters were removed from the volume before it came to the Library. Their current locations, where known, are shown in brackets.
Letter from W. J. Hooker, 1 Jan. 1817.
Letter from W. J. Hooker, 6 Jan. 1817.
Letter from W. J. Hooker, 30 Jan. 1817.
Letter from W. J. Hooker, 25 Feb. 1817.
Letter from W. J. Hooker, 30 Mar. 1817.
Letter from W. J. Hooker, 4 Apr. 1817, with a copy of a note from Joseph Harding.
Letter from W. J. Hooker, 10 Apr. 1817.
Letter from Hudson Gurney, 23 Apr. 1817 (TURN III A10/10).
Letter from Hudson Gurney, 15 May 1817 (TURN III A10/11).
Letter from Hudson Gurney, 26 May 1817 (TURN III A10/12).
Letter from J. S. Cotman, 12 June 1817.
Letter from Hudson Gurney, 13 June 1817 (TURN III A10/13).
Letter from J. S. Cotman, 21 June 1817.
Letter from W. J. Hooker, 27 June 1817.
Letter from J. S. Cotman, undated, ‘with draw[in]g of a Frontispiece of a Tour to Normandy’.
The undated letter from Cotman is listed in the General Index (O.14.51) between letters of 12 and 21 June. It is not in the volume Index.
Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging
Inhoud en structuur
Bereik en inhoud
On the spine is stamped ‘CORRESPONDENCE | JAN.–JUNE | 1817’.
Waardering, vernietiging en slectie
The documents are numbered in the order in which they stand. In two cases different numbers were mistakenly given to parts of the same document when the contents were originally numbered. The superfluous numbers (Nos. 17 and 48) are now marked ‘Number not used’.
Voorwaarden voor toegang en gebruik
Voorwaarden voor raadpleging
Voorwaarden voor reproductie
Taal van het materiaal
Schrift van het materiaal
Taal en schrift aantekeningen
Fysieke eigenschappen en technische eisen
Four loose documents (Nos. 28, 61, 64, and 67) have been removed from the volume for safe-keeping.
Bestaan en verblifplaats van originelen
Bestaan en verblijfplaats van kopieën
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Preferred form of reference
Genre access points
Identificatie van de beschrijving
Identificatiecode van de instelling
Toegepaste regels en/of conventies
Niveau van detaillering
Verwijdering van datering archiefvorming
This description was created by A. C. Green in 2021.