Papers of Jacob Tonson [manuscript], 1680-1737.

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Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736. Papers of Jacob Tonson [manuscript], 1680-1737.

Papers of Jacob Tonson [manuscript], 1680-1737.

Materials written by or to Jacob Tonson I or Jacob Tonson II, with a handful of bills addressed to Jacob Tonson III. Autograph manuscripts by prominent literary figures such as John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Richard Bentley, Joseph Addison, William Congreve, and John Vanbrugh as well as letters from others, chiefly members of the Kit-Cat Club. The correspondence is representative of both Tonson's professional and personal activities: several letters concern gathering engravings and subscriptions for a fine edition of Caesar's Commentaries (ultimately published by Samuel Clarke), while others thank Tonson for his gifts of cider. Transcripts of 10 letters from Alexander Pope concern Lewis Theobald's Shakespeare. Correspondents: Joseph Addison, Roger de Coverley (pseud.?), Francis Atterbury, William Congreve, S. Compton, Thomas Creech, Henry Molins Davenant, John Dennis, John Dryden, Charles Fitzroy (Duke of Grafton), George Montagu (Earl of Halifax), Elizabeth Jekyll, Joseph Jekyll, Basil Kennett, Sir Godfrey Kneller, Henrietta Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough), Henry Pelham, Thomas Pelham-Holles (Duke of Newcastle), Thomas Bowers, Richard Newton, Daniel Pulteney, Thomas Wentworth (Earl of Strafford), John Somers, Charles Seymour (Duke of Somerset), Abraham Stanyan, Charles Stanhope, George Stepney, Sir John Vanbrugh, George Wilson. In addition to letters, the collection contains copyright assignments, receipts, bills (including one for expenses associated with the funeral of Jacob Tonson), drafts of the elder Jacob Tonson's will, and poems.

83 items.

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Kennett, Basil, 1674-1715

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Dryden, John, 1631-1700

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Stepney, George, 1663-1707

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Tonson, Jacob, -1735

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Bentley, Richard, 1662-1742

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Kit-Cat Club (London, England)

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Pelham, Henry, 1695?-1754

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Atterbury, Francis, 1662-1732

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Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721

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Tonson, Jacob, 1714-1767

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Baker family (Bayfordbury),

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Pulteney, Daniel, 1682?-1731

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Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of, 1693-1768

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Stanyan, Abraham, 1669?-1732

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Halifax, George Montagu, Earl of, approximately 1684-1739

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Somers, John Somers, Baron, 1651-1716

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Lord Chancellor of England. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified correspondent, 1697 June 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270888424 Epithet: lawyer and politician Title: Baron Somers British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000299.0x0000a7 ...

Davenant, Henry, 1679-

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Vanbrugh, John, 1664-1726

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Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736

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Wilson, George, fl. 1735

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English essayist, poet and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : postmarked Rugby, to Ambrose Philips, 1713 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904667 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Oxford], to Jacob Tonson, [1694-5] Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904668 From the description of Document signed : Whitehall, authorizing payment of expenses of George Bubb [Dodington] in Spain, 1717 Aug. 31. (Unknown). WorldCa...

Bowers, Thomas, 1659 or 1660-1724

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Dr. Bowers is connected with the Duke of Newcastle, cf. C.c.1 (40) From the description of Autograph letter signed from Thomas Bowers, Bishop of Chichester, to Jacob Tonson I [manuscript], 1721 July 26. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 281781202 ...

Marlborough, Henrietta Churchill, Duchess of, 1681-1733

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Kneller, Godfrey, Sir, 1646-1723

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German portrait painter in England. From the description of Printed document signed : London, 1706 Jul. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270496280 From the description of Printed document signed : Twickenham, 1714/15 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270496294 From the description of Printed document signed : London, 1701 Mar. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270496248 From the description of Printed document signed : London, 1703 Oct. 22. (Unknown...

Jekyll, Joseph, Sir, 1663-1738

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