Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1826-1842.

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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1826-1842.

Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1826-1842.

Consists of 2 letters from Rev. T. F. Dibdin addressed "My dear Sir," dated 4 March 1826 and 18 August 1842; and one letter to Dibdin from an unidentified correspondent, dated 23 August 1842.

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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847

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Thomas Frognall Dibdin was born in Calcutta, and orphaned at a young age; he was raised by relatives in England, and educated at Oxford. He trained to practice law, but took holy orders instead. Throughout his enigmatic and somewhat controversial life as an author, librarian, bibliographer, and bibliophile, Dibdin contributed significantly to revitalizing the popularity of books on England. He wrote poetry, and essays celebrating books, but was best known for his numerous bibliographies, which w...