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creatorOf JOHN WILKES: copy of the Information against him for blasphemy concerning his Essay on Woman, and other works, with a record of the proceedings against him, ending with his sentence of Outlawry; 1764. For Wilkes see also Add. 22231, 22232, 30865-3089..., 1764 British Library
referencedIn Vol. 1. containing:-Cwynion, or Ancient Welsh law pleadings, p. I ;-Various pieces in prose and verse, among which are poems by Simwnt Fychan and Dr. Elis, and the twenty-four Goreuon, or most excellent things, p. 6 -Catalogue of the Kings of Britai..., 1768-1769 British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS official and public papers of Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester; 1770-1816. 1. "Copy of the unanimous opinion of the Court of King's Bench in the case of the King against Woodfall"; 20 Nov. 1770. f. 1. 2. "Sums of money expended in ..., 1770-1816 British Library
referencedIn MACKINTOSH PAPERS (3RD SERIES). Vol. XXVIII. ‘Sketches of Distinguished Characters for a History of England’, prefaced by considerations on historical writing; 1811-1812. The names of Sir James’s subjects may be found in the index to the present c..., 1811-1812 British Library
referencedIn EIGHT diaries of J. Wilkes, from the day of his release from the King's Bench, 17 April, 1770 to 31 October, 1797, four weeks before his death. The greater part of no. 5, 24 July, 1779-21 July, 1782, and all no. 7, 1 Jan. 1789 -31 Aug. 1793, are want... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCLXIII. (ff. 422). General Correspondence Apr., May, 1763.George III of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1760-1768.includes:ff. 1, 21, 28, 54, 99, 105, 126, 132, 134, 151, 165, 167, 188, 199, 201, 275, 402 ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CLII (ff. 330). 1769-1772.includes:ff. 1-38 passim Civil List: Various accompts: 1697-1812. ff. 1~271 b passim Revenue: Accompts, estimates, etc.: 1717-1777. ff. 7 b-229 passim Revenue: Sinking Fund statements: 1753-1776. ff. 29, 163 Trade an..., 1769-1772 British Library
referencedIn CUTTINGS from Newspapers, chiefly relating to John Wilkes, with some annotations by him; 1774-1791. Two volumes. In vol. ii. is a series of cuttings of the prices of stocks; 1787-1790. Paper; ff. 142, 34. Small Octavo., 1774-1791 British Library
referencedIn LIVERPOOL PAPERS. Vol. CCXCIX A (ff. 215). Miscellaneous Papers relating to literature and music, 1692-1838. The principal contents are as follows: 1. "Sur [la mort de] Madame [Jane] Middleton [al. Myddelton, 1645-1692, see Dict. Nat. Biog.]. Vers i..., 1692-1811 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XX (ff. 310).includes:f. 161 John Wilkes, of Leighton Buzzard: Drawing of his arms: 19th cent.ff. 161, 162. 164, 178 Heraldry: Drawings, etc., of arms of the Young family and their connections: 19th cent.f. 162 William Young, of Trent, cou... British Library
referencedIn "ESSAY on Woman a poem, in four books. At the end is, a piece in verse entitled The Maid's Prayer." Paper;. If. 10 xviiith cent. Small Octavo.., 18th century British Library
referencedIn Copy of the Will of Sarah Wilkes, mother of John Wilkes; 5 Feb. 1778. Paper; ff. 21. Small Octavo. British Library
creatorOf CHARNWOOD AUTOGRAPHS. Vol. I. English historical autographs, etc., circa 16th-20th cent. Included are Henry VII, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, William III, Anne, and George II; Sir Philip Sidney, Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, Thomas, 3rd Bar..., approximately 16th century-20th century British Library
referencedIn SHERBORN BEQUEST. Vol. II. Miscellaneous documents, viz.:-A. Letter from J. Payne to his master, Sir William Ston[or]e, thanking him for his letter'wherby I p[er]ceive yt mast[er] Berkeley hath ye rewle of ys gentlewoman by ye kynges appoyntme[n]t' ..., 1482-1894 British Library
creatorOf Vol. XIX (ff. 211). 1761-11 Feb. 1764.includes:ff. 1, 43 Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Lyttelton, KB; MP; Governor of Minorca: Correspondence with his cousin, G. Grenville of Lt.-Gen. Sir Richard Lyttelton: 1754-1770: Partly copies.ff. 3, 90 Gil... British Library
referencedIn Vol. I.John Wilkes: Papers relating to his trial: 1762-1769.: Printed and MS.George III of England: Papers relating to the trial of J. Wilkes: 1762-1769.: Printed and MS.includes:f. 22 Hon Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor: Letter to Lord Halifax: 1762...., 1762-1769 British Library
referencedIn ADDRESS-BOOK Of the correspondents of John Wilkes, in his handwriting. Paper; ff. 96. xviiith cent. Small Octavo., 18th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. II.John Wilkes: Papers relating to his trial: 1762-1769.: Printed and MS.George III of England: Papers relating to the trial of J. Wilkes: 1762-1769.: Printed and MS., 1762-1769 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXLVII (ff. 366). 1763 (undated).includes:ff. 1-83 Canada: Description of: circ. 1763. ff. 1-83 Louis XV of France: Description of the territories to be ceded or retained in the treaty with England: 1763. f. 56 b Robert Nettleton: Memorial to ..., 1763 British Library
referencedIn PAPERS chiefly relating to the proceedings against John Wilkes, in connexion with the North Briton, No. 45. Among them are :-1. Proceedings in the House of Commons on the question of General Warrants; 29 Jan. 1765-14 May, 1766. ff. 3-12. 2. Proccedi... British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL, letters of literary men, actors, etc., addressed principally to Frederic Reynolds, the play-writer, and various members of his family; 1759-1839, viz. :-[George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron] Dover; Roehampton, 10 Oct. 1832. With seal..., 1759-1839 British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, many of which belonged to the Rev. William Cole; 16th-19th centt. Among them are:-1. " The Challenge of the Knights Errant, proclaymed at Whithall ye 1 : of June [l606 ?]." See Nichols, Progresses of James I, vol. ii. p. 49. f...., 16th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn GENERAL correspondence of John Wilkes, with a few additions; 1739-1802. Ten volumes. The names of the principal writers will be found in the Index. Paper. Quarto., 1739-1802 British Library
referencedIn Vol. I. ff. 142.John Wilkes, MP: Newspaper cuttings relating to: 1774-1791., 1774-1791 British Library
referencedIn 1. SPEECH of Archibald Hutcheson, M.P. for Hastings, on the Septennial Bill, 1716. See Parl. Hist., vol. vii. col. 339. f. 1. 2. " Speech [of the Rt. Hon. George Grenville] on the motion for expelling Mr. Wilkes," 3 Feb. 1769. See Parl. Hist., vol. x... British Library
referencedIn AUTOGRAPHS.-Letter of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, to Mrs. Dormore [Dormer], dat. I 0 Feb. 1 7 . . ;-Two letters from John Wilkes to -, relative to his residence in the Isle of Wight, dat. 7 May and 4 June, 1788;-Letter from the Pensionary [Antony]..., 1697-18th century British Library
referencedIn LETTERS Of statesmen, scholars, etc., to John Wilkes; 1754-1797. The writers are:-George Grenville [afterwards Secretary of Stale]; 2 Apr. 1754-25 Apr. 1759, ff 1, 4, 6, 11. David Hume; 8, 16 Oct. 1754, ff. 2, 3. W[illiam] Pitt [afterwards Earl of ..., 1754-1797 British Library
referencedIn TEN original letters of " Junius " to John Wilkes; 21 Aug., 7, 18, 21, 23 Sept., 16, 21 Oct., 6, 7, 9 Nov. 1771 ; with an undated note (f. 10). With copies, chiefly in the hand of Mary Wilkes, of Wilkes's answers, 12 Sept. 1771-15 Jan. 1772; and two ... British Library
creatorOf Vol. III (ff. 226). P -Y.includes:f. 1 William Paley, Archdeacon of Carlisle: Letter to the Rev. A. Youle: 1795.f. 3 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston; Prime Minister: Letter to — Thomson: 1836.f. 4 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Pal... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XXII (ff. 278). W.includes:ff. 1, 3, 6 (copy) Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish mathematician and astronomer: Correspondence with T. Birch: 1753-1765.: Lat. and Fr.ff. 7, 9 Edward Waring, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge: Letters... British Library
referencedIn CATALOGUE Of "Books at Sandham Cottage in the Isle of Wight," arranged according to languages, 1789-1797, in Wilkes's handwriting. Paper; If. 25. Small Octavo., 1789-1796 British Library
creatorOf SUPPLEMENTARY GRENVILLE PAPERS. Vol. XXXIII (ff. 152). Political notes, mostly by Lord Temple, concerning legal precedents, the Americas, the East India Company and miscellaneous subjects; 1758-1766.includes:ff. 34-38v, 40-82 John Wilkes, MP: Notes..., 1758-1766 British Library
referencedIn PAPERS relating to the imprisonment of John Wilkes and Henry Sampson Woodfall, viz.:-1. "Orders issued by Charles Rainsford, the Lieutenant-Governor of the Tower, respecting the detention of J[ohn] W[ilkes]." 1 May, 1763. Copied by Wilkes. f. 1. 2. ..., 1769-1774 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXVIII (ff. 233). 21 July, 1779-2 Sept. 1780.Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1779-1794.M-Pierrepont, Secretary to the 1st Earl of Liverpool: Letter-books of the same written by: 1775-1783.inclu... British Library
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn WARREN HASTINGS PAPERS. Vol. XXVIII (ff. 102). Poems, by various authors, some of which are printed in The New Foundling Hospital for Wit, 1784. The writers are:-[Henry] Addington [1st Viscount Sidmouth]. f. 1. Lady [Sophia] Burrell. f. 4. [Richard ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. I, ff. 349.includes:ff. 7, 8 Reverend Samuel Parr, pedagogue: Correspondence with W. Hone: 1819.: Copies.f. 19 Richard Ryan, bookseller: Letter to W. Hone: 1819.ff. 101-103 Manners and Customs: Satirical playing-cards.: 19th cent.f. 130 ... British Library
creatorOf SUPPLEMENTARY GRENVILLE PAPERS. Vol. XXXIV (ff. 146). 1. ff. 1-125v. Poems and verses, some published; circa 1729-circa 1801. 2. ff. 126-135v. Eight MS. numbers of 'The Impartialist'; [1763?], n.d. 3. ff. 136-138. Advice to a son; probably composed b..., 1724-1806 British Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn 1. COMMON-PLACES of a miscellaneous nature. f. 1. 2. " Kensingtonia " : a short collection of literary and political anecdota in the handwriting of John Wilkes. f. 54. Paper ff. 70. xviiith cent. Folio., 18th century British Library
referencedIn "NARRATIVE Of the sufferings of Sophia Dorothea, Princess of Zell," wife of George, Elector of Hanover, afterwards George I. of England. Paper; If. 17. xviiith cent. Folio., 18th century British Library
referencedIn 1. "BRIEF for Mr. Wilkes in support of his Petition in the. House of Commons" ; 1768. ff. 1-31. 2. Arguments in the Common Pleas for the discharge of Wilkes; May, 1763. ff. 32-62. 3. Report-of the case of the King v. Donald McLane, a soldier accused ... British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS, 1528-1871 British Library
referencedIn Papers and prints concerning John Wilkes, 1758-1843 Houghton Library
referencedIn LIVERPOOL PAPERS. Vol. CCLXXII (ff. 126). "A Justification of the Issuing and Execution of the Warrant for taking the Author of the North Briton into Custody ; containing an exact and circumstantial State of every material Fact attending that Transac..., 1763 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCIX (ff. 325). Jan. 1773-Apr. 1776.includes:ff. 6-33 John Wilkes, MP, Editor of the ' North Briton.': Evidence rel. to Bengal revenues: 1773. f. 35 Peter Michell, Secretary to the E India Company: Order of Court of Directors signed by: 1773. ... British Library
referencedIn Documents relating to Charles Sumner, 1828-1912. Houghton Library
referencedIn BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN WILKES: draft and fair copy of a manuscript biography of John Wilkes by John Jaques; 1836. Jaques was the author of The History of Junius and his works . . . (1843). 59680 contains illustrations and cartoons from eighteenth and nine..., 1836 British Library
creatorOf SUPPLEMENTARY GRENVILLE PAPERS. Vol. VII (ff. 188). 1. ff. 1-39v. Letters to Grenville from Lord Barrington; 1747-1770. 2. ff. 40-188v. Correspondence of Grenville with the Earl of Sandwich; 1763-1768.includes:ff. 1-20v, 23-30 William Wildman Barri..., 1747-1770 British Library
referencedIn Richard Henry Lee Papers, 1763-1823 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn ORIGINAL contributions to the "Public Advertiser," etc., as follows:-1. Letter, signed "Quidnunc," on the appointments to the government of Canada and bishopric of Quebec, etc.; 23 May [1762 or 1763]; with order to print by "B. T.," f. 2. 2. Announc..., 1762-1784 British Library
referencedIn POETICAL pieces addressed to John Wilkes, and other papers. At the end (f. 48) is an essay " On the Use and abuse of Satire," 1786. Paper; ff. 70. xviiith cent. Quarto.Political and Satirical Poems: Verses addressed to Wilkes 18th cent.John Wilkes, M..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn PROCEEDINGS in the trials of John Wilkes for the libel in the, North Briton, No. 45, and the "Essay on Woman," and other cases. arising therefrom; 1763, 1764. Paper; ff. 172. Quarto.., 1763-1764 British Library
referencedIn CORRESPONDENCE of John Wilkes, chiefly with ladies; 1773-1780. Eng. and Fr. Paper; If. 176, 114. Quarto., 1773-1780 British Library
referencedIn "A LIST of the Original Members of the Sublime Society at the Beef-Steakes, instituted 6th December, 1735, and their Successors " to 1780. Paper; ff. 11. Small Octavo., 1735-1780 British Library
referencedIn Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z and unidentified Houghton Library
creatorOf Vol. XXI (ff. 212). Aug.-Dec. 1764.includes:f. 1 General Lord Adam Gordon, son of Alexander, 2nd Duke of Gordon: Letters to G. Grenville from Gen. Lord Adam Gordon: 1764, 1766.ff. 3, 41, 55, 62, 182, 206 George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough: L... British Library
referencedIn Vol. II. ff. 34.John Wilkes, MP: Newspaper cuttings relating to: 1774-1791.Stocks: Prices of stocks: 1787-1790., 1774-1791 British Library
referencedIn TEN original letters of "Junius" to John Wilkes; 21 Aug., 7, 18, 21, 23 Sept., 16, 21 Oct., 6, 7, 9 Nov. 1771 ; with an undated note (f. 10). With copies, chiefly in the hand of Mary Wilkes, of Wilkes's answers, 12 Sept. 1771-15 Jan. 1772; and two le... British Library
referencedIn CORRESPONDENCE of John Wilkes with the Rev. Charles Churchill, the Poet ; 13 July, 1762-11 Oct. 1764. Paper; ff. 72. Quarto. British Library
referencedIn Vol. I.; 1734-1786:-In vol. i. is an unsigned letter to Edward Vaughan; [London], 29 May, [1660], f. 1. The names of the writers of the more important letters are-George [Bubb] Dodington [afterwards Lord Melcombe]; 7 Jan. 1755, 3 June, 1762, n.d., f..., 1734-1786 British Library
creatorOf 30,865-30,896. CORRESPONDENCE and papers of John Wilkes, M.P., Editor of the North Briton; 1739-1831. Thirty-two volumes., 1739-1831 British Library
referencedIn AUTOBIOGRAPHY of J. Wilkes, written chiefly in the third person. The first volume breaks off abruptly at his school days; the second is an account of his visit, when in exile, to France and Italy in 1764-1765. Paper; ff. 9 and 57. Duodecimo., 1764-1765 British Library
referencedIn Vol. III. (ff. 357). 1751-1783. 1. Continuation of papers relating to the Regency Bill; 1751, 1753. :ff. 1, 18-21, 58-68 b. 2. Proceedings in, and acts of, Parliament; 1751-1765. f. 22, and passim.3. Plan for taking the Island of Belle-Isle, in the B..., 1751-1783 British Library
creatorOf BLAKENEY COLLECTION. Vol. XV. Miscellaneous letters and state papers; 1685-1827. Partly copies and printed. Partly French and Italian. Some are addressed to members of the Townshend family; others were acquired by Blakeney from Sotheby's, 4 April 195..., 1685-1827 British Library
referencedIn LETTERS from John Wilkes to Alexander Philippe, his attorney, written chiefly from France; 1763-1766. Paper; ff. 18. Quarto,, 1763-1766 British Library
referencedIn "REMARKS of [Thomas Howard] the Earl of Effingham on a late excursion to Elyzium. Read in the presence of Lord Effingham to the Beefstake Society in Covent Garden, Feb. 9, 1782." In the handwriting of John Wilkes. Paper; ff. 16. Small Octavo. British Library
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associatedWith Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 person
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