Additional papers, 1755-1804.


Percy, Thomas, 1729-1811. Additional papers, 1755-1804.

Additional papers, 1755-1804.

Series I, Correspondence, includes 16 letters by Percy, and 20 letters addressed to him. Prominent correspondents include Thomas Apperley, James Grainger, Edmond Malone, and George Steevens. Most of the letters relate to Percy's scholarly and literary interests; many discuss his friend Samuel Johnson. Series II, Manuscripts, includes a draft of his poem Flavia, and a draft of a biographical note on James Grainger.

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