Autograph letter signed from Samuel Ayscough to Thomas Astle [manuscript], 1803 August 2.


Autograph letter signed from Samuel Ayscough to Thomas Astle [manuscript], 1803 August 2.

Asks for recognition of his book at the British Museum.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7079349

Folger Shakespeare Library

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Ayscough, Samuel, 1745-1804 (person)

English librarian and index-maker. From the description of Autograph letter : to [Henry Ellis], [London], [rec'd] 1800 Aug. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134352 ...

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (person)

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Stockdale, John, 1749?-1814 (person)

Astle, Thomas, 1735-1803 (person)

Epithet: archivist and collector of books and manuscripts British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001187.0x0001ee Antiquary and paleographer who wrote "The Origin and Progress of Writing" in 1784; was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1766; was made chief clerk of the Record Office in the Tower in 1775; and was made keeper of the records in 1783. From the description of Astle correspondence, 1757-180...