Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of, 1847-1913

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James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres, was a British astronomer, politician, and noted collector of books and manuscripts. Lindsay inherited a considerable library from his father, but during his lifetime he assembled the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, one of the largest private libraries of the nineteenth century. In the 1880s, Lindsay’s fortunes suffered and he was forced to sell much of his rare book library, although he continued to collect proclamations, broadsides, and manuscripts of the French Revolutionary era. After Lindsay’s death, his heirs auctioned off most of what remained of his collections, including his French manuscripts.

From the guide to the James Ludovic Lindsay collection of French manuscripts, 1767-1863, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres, was a British astronomer, politician, and noted collector of books and manuscripts. Lindsay inherited a considerable library from his father, but during his lifetime he assembled the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, one of the largest private libraries of the nineteenth century. In the 1880s, Lindsay's fortunes suffered and he was forced to sell much of his rare book library, although he continued to collect proclamations, broadsides, and manuscripts of the French Revolutionary era. After Lindsay's death, his heirs auctioned off most of what remained of his collections, including his French manuscripts.

From the description of James Ludovic Lindsay collection of French manuscripts, 1767-1863, bulk 1792-1835. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 768421649

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referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of, 1847-1913,. Autograph letter signed from James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of Crawford, to Henry Harrisse [manuscript], 1885 September 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of, 1847-1913,. Satyre sur plusieurs juges du parlement : divisée en deux chants : manuscript, [ca. 1691-1692] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of, 1847-1913. Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Mr. Quaritch, [18]84 Apr. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of, 1847-1913,. Letter : criticising the politics of Cardinal Jules Mazarin : manuscript, [ca. 1650] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Lafréry, Antoine, 1512-1577. [Catafalque of King Philip III of Spain] [graphic] : [Funeral decorations for the facade of S. Giacomo degli Spagnoli, Rome, to mark the passing of King Philip III of Spain] / [Valérian Regnard?]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of, 1847-1913,. James Ludovic Lindsay collection of French manuscripts, 1767-1863, bulk 1792-1835. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of, 1847-1913. Autograph letters signed (2) : Haigh Hall, Wigan, etc., to W.E. Henley, 1897 Oct. 17-1898 Feb. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James Ludovic Lindsay collection of French manuscripts, 1767-1863 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Death 1913-01-31

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