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Hazlitt, William [the Younger]: letter (1838)


Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL56a

Held at: Senate House Library, University of London

Title: Hazlitt, William [the Younger]: letter (1838)

Date(s): 1838

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2 leaves

Name of creator(s): Hazlitt | William | 1811-1893 | Registrar of the Court of Bankruptcy


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Hazlitt was Registrar of the London Court of Bankruptcy but is better known for overseeing the posthumous publication and republication of many of the works of his father, also William Hazlitt (1778-1830). His son, William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913) also became a well-known writer.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from William Hazlitt of 8 Alfred Place, [London] to Basil Montagu, Esq, 1 Sep 1838. 'I enclose the prospectus [missing] ... I did not ask you for the MSS. on Criminal Law, and on the Emancipation of the Jews ...'. Postscript: 'Mrs. Shelley's letter is dated from 4 Lower Belgrave St. They know her address always at Hookham's Library, 15 Bond St.' The third page contains a list of his father's (William Hazlitt the elder's) works. Autograph, with signature.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library at the central building of the University of London (1921). Typescript addition to the copy available in the Library's Palaeography Room.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Provenance unknown

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by the Royal Insitution to mark the centenary of the University of London, Jul 1936.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

On negative microfilm - reference: MIC 242/2

Related material:

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Anya Turner.

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: Aug 2008

Criminal law | Public law
Jewish emancipation | Liberation movements | Political movements

Personal names
Hazlitt | William | 1778-1830 | writer and painter
Hazlitt | William | 1811-1893 | registrar of the court of bankruptcy

Corporate names