William Beckford collection, 1735-1967.


Beckford, William, 1760-1844. William Beckford collection, 1735-1967.

William Beckford collection, 1735-1967.

The William Beckford Collection consists of correspondence, a few manuscripts, personal papers of Beckford family members, and other papers relating to Beckford research and collections.

6.25 linear feet (13 boxes) + 1 oil painting.



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Beckford, William, 1760-1844

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William Thomas Beckford, English writer and art collector. In 1782 he published his best known literary work, Vathek, first in French. His budding political career was derailed in 1784 by scandal surrounding his relationship with William Courtenay (1768-1835). He is perhaps best remembered for his biggest failure -- his lavish but hastily built home, Fonthill Abbey -- which collapsed twice, earning it the nickname "Beckford's Folly." From the description of William Beckford manuscrip...

Carter, John, 1905-1975

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Author and calligrapher, major exponent of the revival of italic handwriting in Britain in the period after World War II. From the description of John Carter calligraphic letters, 1946-1971. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34764028 Bibliographer and bibliophile. From the description of Letters : London and New York, to Seymour Adelman, 1956-1973. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28435047 John Carter (1905–1975...

Fonthill Abbey

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Wyatt, James, 1746-1813

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English architect. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Smith, 1800 Sept. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857259 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to the Dean of Windsor, 1811 Nov. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584358 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Foley Place [London], to Charles James, 1808 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584355 ...

Beckford, William, 1709-1770

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Clark, John

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Army officer. From the description of Militia list, 1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451669 ...

Cattermole, George, 1800-1868

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English painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to H. Collins, [no year] May 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270876640 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Coleridge, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270876642 George Cattermole, English watercolor painter and illustrator. From the description of George Cattermole manuscript material : 1 item [ca. late 1830's-1840's] (New York Public Library). Wo...

Britton, John, 1771-1857

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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...

Hamilton, William, Sir, 1730-1803

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Sir William Hamilton was a British diplomat, ambassador to Naples (1764-1800), and an archaeologist. His wife, Emma, was the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Hamilton acquired a collection of antiquities from Pompeii, which he sold to the British Museum in 1772, thereby stimulating wide interest in the art and culture of classical civilizations. He published several works based on archaeological pursuits, including Antiquités étrusques, greques et romains (1766-67) and Mount Vesuvius (1772)...

Henley, Samuel, 1740-1815

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Epithet: DD; Vicar of Rendlesham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000390.0x000384 Epithet: Reverend Dr British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000390.0x000385 ...