Fonds MSPB - Manuscripts in Printed Books

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Manuscripts in Printed Books


  • 1791-1955 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

63 items

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Name of creator

Administrative history

Archival history

This is an artificial collection created for the purpose of incorporating into the Catalogue of Modern Manuscripts descriptions of some of the manuscripts and other papers inserted in printed books in the Library. Only those items have been included which seem worth describing separately; notes on, or additions to, the texts of the printed works by their former owners have generally been excluded.

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Scope and content

Most of the items included in this category are letters, and most are connected with the publications into which they are inserted.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Numbers are assigned to the descriptions in the order in which they are added; they have no other significance.

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Conditions governing reproduction

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      Language and script notes

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      Existence and location of originals

      Existence and location of copies

      Related units of description

      See also: Letters removed from books in Trinity College Library, Add.MS.b.79, Add.MS.c.75, Add.MS.c.111 and Miscellaneous letters, Add.MS.c.80.

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      Dates of creation revision deletion

      This catalogue was begun by A. C. Green in 2019.




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