Item #261854 Archive of 9 Autograph Letters to Elizabeth Adkins (My dear E., my little Favorite, etc.) and 3 to others. William Upcott.
Archive of 9 Autograph Letters to Elizabeth Adkins (My dear E., my little Favorite, etc.) and 3 to others

Archive of 9 Autograph Letters to Elizabeth Adkins (My dear E., my little Favorite, etc.) and 3 to others.

24 March 1813-19, March 1826.

Folio (mostly) & 4to. Generally fine, with old folds Item #261854

William Upcott was the collector par excellence of all manner of items, every inch of the walls of his rooms and every drawer being crammed with his collections. He was the assistant librarian at the London Instiution (1806-1834). Booksellers know him principally as the author of Bibliographical Account of the Principal Works Relating to English Topography (1818), which is still in use.

Nine of the present letters were written to his close friend Elizabeth Adkins, and are written in a loquacious, highly amusing style. Of special interest among this group is the story of the troubles he had moving his collections, which he insisted on doing himself (24 March 1813); and the tiresome task of arranging and cataloguing the library of a gentleman in Kent (22 August 1814). 

With permission slip for Mr. Audinet to examine a print of Cromwell's Parliament (24 January, 1826). ALS to William Hone Bookseller asking him to purchase an autograph of Mr. Ashland (July 1, 1882).  The other to Mr Dewe informs him of Upcott's visiting hours.

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