20 letters to Charlotte, Lady Sundon ; 4 letters to Lady Sundon from Lord Hervey ; 1 unsigned letter, 1730-1734.

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Clarke, Alured, 1696-1742. 20 letters to Charlotte, Lady Sundon ; 4 letters to Lady Sundon from Lord Hervey ; 1 unsigned letter, 1730-1734.

20 letters to Charlotte, Lady Sundon ; 4 letters to Lady Sundon from Lord Hervey ; 1 unsigned letter, 1730-1734.

Manuscript on paper, in a single hand, of copies of 20 letters from Alured Clarke to Charlotte, Lady Sundon, followed by copies of 4 letters to her from Lord John Hervey adn one letter from an unsigned hand. Many of the letters from Clarke concern his patronage of the poet Stephen Duck, in which he discusses his anxiety about exposing Duck to the cruelty of Alexander Pope and "the Dunciad Club," his negotiations with various booksellers and publishers on Duck's behalf, and his high hopes for Duck's poetry after the death of Duck's wife. He also describes books on religion, history, and moral philosophy that he has read; witnesses a presentation of "Indians" to the Queen; and imparts various religious and political news, including Quaker activities. The letters from Hervey consist primarily of descriptions of his own routine social activities as well as those of such notables as the King, Queen, and Duke of Grafton, though he also writes with surprise that Stanislaus has been chosen King of Poland and reports that Benjamin Hoadly, Bishop of Salisbury, is on the brink of being promoted to the bishopric of Winchester, despite his disagreements with Sir Robert Walpole. An unsigned letter dated 1734, sent "by a private hand," discusses the controversial nomination of Thomas Rundle to the see of Gloucester.

1 v. (52 leaves) ; 24 cm.

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