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Beauty Notebook

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS OGDEN 100
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Beauty Notebook
Date(s): 19th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 19 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

The manuscript bears no indication of authorship.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notebook, dating from the 19th century [after 1811], containing manuscript notes on beauty and taste, with some corrections. The text breaks off in mid-sentence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English. Cursive hand.

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Part of the library of Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), linguistic psychologist, founder of the Orthological Institute and originator of the language system Basic English, whose interests in language systems are reflected in the subject matter of his collection, which comprised individual manuscripts and manuscript collections dating from the 14th to the 20th century.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Part of the C K Ogden Library purchased by University College London in 1953 with a grant from the Nuffield Foundation.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Oct 2001

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