Autograph letter signed from George Hibbert, Portland Place, to Thomas Frognall Dibdin [manuscript], 1824 December 8.
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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...
Book and art collector, early member of the Roxburghe Club, and Member of Parliament (1806-1812). From the description of Autograph manuscript commonplace book : London, 1785-1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871005 Epithet: FRS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000568.0x00011a ...