File 152 - Siday Hawes: papers relating to the estate of Richard Porson

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Add. MS c/152


Siday Hawes: papers relating to the estate of Richard Porson


  • 1809–1811 (Creation)

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1 folder (17 items)

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Presented by an unidentified donor, June 1966.

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Letters, including drafts of letters, statements of account, an inventory, and Stamp Office receipts for legacy duties, many of them sent to, drafted by, or signed by Siday Hawes on behalf of his wife Elizabeth, Richard Porson's sister, with Stamp Office receipts for nephews Julius and Frederic Porson. Correspondents include James Parry, Samuel Sotheby of Leigh and Sotheby, George F. Tavel, Wilkie & Robinson, John Marshall, and John Hailstone, with a draft letter addressed to Dr. [Matthew?] Raine. Contains multiple references to the disposition of Porson's library, and sums paid by Trinity College Library, and auctioneers Leigh and Sotheby.

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