- 1811–1840 (Creation)
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Discovered by W. G. Rimmer in the course of researches on the Marshall family of Leeds, apparently in an outbuilding of a Marshall house in the Lake District. Given to R. Robson at some point prior to 1964 for deposit in Trinity College Library and deposited there with the approval of Horace and T. H. Marshall, 1970.
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Gift of Horace and T. H. Marshall via W. G. Rimmer and R. Robson, 1970.
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The first two of five boxes containing letters from William Whewell to his family, Add.MS.c.191-193, arranged roughly chronologically.
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A list of the chronological order of Whewell's letters to his family in Add.MS.c.190-193, and Add.MS.a.273 has been scanned and attached to this record.
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Some of these letters are extracted in Add.MS.a.301/2: Extracts from letters and diaries of William Whewell, with a MS poem, "On receiving a chain of Hair".
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Four letters explaining provenance accompany the letters.
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The item records were created from a partial listing of the Whewell papers produced by William J. Ashworth in 1994-1996. These entries were emended by Diana Smith in 2020.