Item 161 - Sir Alexander Schomberg's correspondence copy book

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Add. MS b/161


Sir Alexander Schomberg's correspondence copy book


  • 1770-1780 (Creation)

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1 vol.

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Written on front endpaper: "I. Lee, Bedford, 1 January 1830, a present from Captain W. H. Smyth, R.N.", accompanied by two bookplates belonging to Captain William Henry Smyth and another with the Lee family crest.

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Source of acquisition unknown. Two other volumes from Lee's library were the bequest of William Aldis Wright, 1914.

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Containing MS copies of incoming and outgoing correspondence relating to his career in the Royal Navy.

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      One of 19 bound MSS formerly owned by John Lee: Add.MS.a.630, Add.MS.b.158-166, Add.MS.c.173-181.

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