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Weymouth Letterbook

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 231
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Weymouth Letterbook
Date(s): 1849-1897
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Weymouth | Richard Francis | 1822-1902 | philologist and New Testament scholar
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Richard Weymouth, philologist and New Testament scholar, studied classics at University College London, taking his BA in 1846 and his MA in 1849. He was a Doctor of Literature at the University of London in 1868 and a Fellow of University College in 1869. He was Headmaster of Mill Hill School from 1869 to 1886. He joined the Philological Society in 1851. Weymouth was married twice; first, in 1852 to Louisa Sarah Marten, by whom he had three sons and three daughters, then in 1892 to Louisa Salter.


Scope and content/abstract:

The letterbook is entitled 'Autographs chiefly of my Literary Friends'. As this indicates, the letters were mostly retained for the signatures and many letters have had the text removed, leaving only the signature and perhaps the address. Other letters are incomplete, usually retaining just the last sheet. Most of the letters are written to Weymouth himself, but some are in the form of testimonials for him.

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Closed. Please contact the Special Collections Team for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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A handlist and name index is available. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented in 1973 by Winfred Myers, bookseller.

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