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Bentham, Jeremy: letter, 24 Dec 1802

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL4a
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Bentham, Jeremy: letter, 24 Dec 1802
Date(s): 1802
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Bentham | Jeremy | 1748-1832 | philosopher


Administrative/Biographical history:

Jeremy Bentham was born in London in 1748. He was educated at Westminster School, and Queen's College, Oxford, before practising law. He became a leading enlightenment thinker and the originator of Utilitarianism. His body was preserved after his death and is displayed at University College London.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Jeremy Bentham of Queen's Square Place, Westminster to Rev Dr Ford, 1 Newgate Street, [London], 24 Dec 1802. Letter headed 'Unaccountable Pardons'. 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:

Typescript list 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.

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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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