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Cartwright, Edmund: letter (1828)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL17
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Cartwright, Edmund: letter (1828)
Date(s): 1828
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Cartwright | Edmund | 1773-1833 | clergyman and son of Edmund Cartwright senior


Administrative/Biographical history:

Cartwright was the son of the Rev Edmund Cartwright (1743-1823), inventor of a power loom, and his first wife Alice (d 1758). He was the author of Parochial Topography of the Rape of Bramber (1830). His three sisters, Mary Strickland, Elizabeth Penrose and Frances Dorothy Cartwright, were also published writers.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Edmund Cartwright of Lyminster, Arundel, [Sussex] to [the Editor of the Edinburgh Review], 29 Jan 1828. Describing the services rendered by his late father in the invention of the power loom and the inadequacy of the Government grant of 10,000, which 'did not repay one fifth part of loss which his family sustained, and which, as his only son, has continually fallen on me'. With the letter are 7 printed verses which Cartwright senior had desired 'might be engraven on his tomb'. Autograph, with signature.

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:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

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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