Collection of autograph letters and documents signed, 1708-1768 1714-1744.

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Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Collection of autograph letters and documents signed, 1708-1768 1714-1744.

Collection of autograph letters and documents signed, 1708-1768 1714-1744.

Collection consists of autograph letters from Alexander Pope to William Fortescue (19), Charles Ford (4, two of which were co-written with Thomas Parnell), Benjamin Motte (5), the artist Jonathan Richardson the Elder (3), George Arbuthnot (2), and John Brinsden, as well as an autograph ex libris, an autograph poem ("Receipt to make a soupe by Mr. Pope to Dean Swift"), a receipt signed by Pope, and the original agreement between Pope, Swift and the publisher Benjamin Motte for the publication of their Miscellanies. Collection also contains a letter from John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham to Pope and a letter from William Warburton to an unidentified recipient, as well as a poem formerly attributed to Pope. Letters from Pope are concerned with his health, travels, and publication matters; most are written from unspecified locations, but some were written from Twickenham. Letters and documents in the collection have been described separately in 42 catalog records; see related records for more information.

1 v. (42 items), bound ; 35.9 cm.

Related Entities

There are 13 Entities related to this resource.

Brinsden, John, d. 1743,

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Arbuthnot, George, 1703-1779,

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Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745

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The attribution of this otherwise unknown poem to 'D. Swift' may indicate D[ean Jonathan] Swift, the poet and satirist. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography. From the guide to the A gentle echo on woman, attributed to D. Swift, ca. 1710-1720, (Leeds University Library) Epithet: Dean of St Patrick's Dublin, author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000...

Ford, Charles, 1682-1743

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Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

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A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope, 1688-1744, can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography, but there are numerous biographical and critical evaluations if more detailed information is required From the guide to the Verse translation of Book III, metre 9 of Boethius's, De consolatione philosophiae, by Alexander Pope, ca.1703-1704, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope can ...

Parnell, Thomas, 1679-1718

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Irish poet and essayist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Binfield, to Charles Ford, 1714 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618002 Epithet: of Maryborough British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001193.0x000320 ...

Fortescue, William, 1687-1749

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Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736

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Epithet: Publisher; of Stowe MS 155 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000266.0x000022 Epithet: of Add MS 36933 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000266.0x00001e Publisher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to his nephew Jacob, [not dated, but after 1731]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572779 ...

Motte, Benjamin, -1738

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English publisher and bookseller. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Woodfood, 1727/28 Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612876 ...

Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, Viscount, 1678-1751

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Henry St. John Bolingbroke was born in Battersea in 1678. He was educated at Eton and Oxford. He married the daughter of Sir Henry Winchcomb. After entering parliament in 1701, he devoted himself to politics, joined the Tory party, and soon made himself prominent as an orator. In 1710, he was made Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. In 1712, he was called to the House of Lords by the title of Viscount Bolingbroke. In 1724 he returned to England, but after being blocked from a political futur...

Gay, John, 1685-1732

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Epithet: poet, playwright British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x0002c5 ...

Pope, Edith Turner, 1643-1733

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Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745

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