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Brash, Richard: letter, 1826

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL12
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Brash, Richard: letter, 1826
Date(s): 1826
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Brash | Richard | fl 1826 | writer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Richard Brash was the author of A General Account of Cobbett's Conspiracy against Public Confidence (1826), a book critical of the political writer William Cobbett.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Richard Brash of 4 Printers Place, Spa Road, Bermondsey, London to Mr Joseph Hume MP of 6 Bryanston Square, Oxford Street, London, 13 Sep 1826. Accompanying 2 copies of Brash's books. 'The first was intended to arouse the minds of the people in favour of the Greeks, and the second to overturn Cobbett's misleading principles.' On the dorse is written: 'his books are mere nonsense', and (in another hand) 'Recd and ansd 13 Sept. 1826. thanks for his pamphlets and that I cannot assist him'. Autograph, with signature. Bears a seal marked: R B.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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.

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Inserted in the flyleaves of a copy of Brash's book A General Account of Cobbett's Conspiracy against Public Confidence [classmark: G.L. 1826 25120].

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Tregaskis in 1912, about 2 months after Ludlow's books were sold at Hodgson's.

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Description Notes

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:
July 2008

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