Autograph letters signed from Nathan Drake to various recipients, 1799-1831.


Autograph letters signed from Nathan Drake to various recipients, 1799-1831.

Recipients: Bernard Barton, John Britton, Chairman of the Central Board of Health at Whitehall, Messrs. Cadell and Davies, booksellers (with 4 replies by Thomas Cadell), Thomas Inskip, Lackington, Allen & Co., booksellers, George Wilkins, and addressee unknown. Not all of the items are autograph letters signed. (8) contains the draft of an agreement between Drake and Messrs. Cadell and Davies, January 1, 1804. (19) is a manuscript poem, listed in Folger index of first lines (First line: The star burnt bright o'er Alton grave). (16) mentions Byron. Several discuss questions of copyright.

18 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7450764

Folger Shakespeare Library

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Inskip, Thomas, 1778 or 1779-1849 (person)

Drake, Nathan, 1766-1836 (person)

Wilkins, George, 1785-1865 (person)

Britton, John, 1771-1857 (person)

John Britton, English antiquarian and topographer. Often with his friend Edward Wedlake Brayley, he produced many works on British topography and antiquities, including: The Beauties of England and Wales (1800) ; Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain (1807-1814) ; and the Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages (1831-8). From the guide to the John Britton manuscript material : 1 item, 1844, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of...

Cadell & Davies. (corporateBody)

The British publishing and bookselling firm of Cadell & Davies was established in 1793 as a joint partnership between Thomas Cadell (1773-1836) and William Davies (d. 1820). The pair inherited the business from Cadell's father, Thomas Cadell the elder (1742-1802), and carried on his legacy as a leader of the London book trade. After Davies's death in 1820, Cadell began publishing under his own name. The firm was dissolved in 1836 when Cadell died, although sale of the remaining copyrights an...

Byron, George Gordon Byron, baron, 1788-1824 (person)

British poet. From the description of George Gordon Byron, Baron Byron papers, 1812-1819. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452083 English Romantic poet and satirist. From the description of George Gordon Byron Collection, 1642-1968 (bulk 1798-1830). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 145405980 Major George Gordon de Luna Byron, alias de Gibler, Spanish-born forger of British Romantic litera...

Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849 (person)

Quaker poet. From the description of Letter : Woodbridge, to Robert Baldwin, London, 1820 Apr. 18. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28303417 Bernard Barton was born in Carlisle in 1784 and attended a Quaker school in Ipswich, before being apprenticed to a shopkeeper at Halstead in Essex in 1798. In 1806 he moved to Woodbridge in Suffolk and went into business with his brother. Apart from a short time spent in Liverpool following the death of his wife, Barton remained...

Lackington, Allen and Co. (corporateBody)

Cadell, Thomas, 1773-1836 (person)

London publisher and bookseller. From the description of Papers, 1775-1832. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19317004 ...

Davies, William d. 1820 (person)

Great Britain. Central Board of Health (corporateBody)