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Harney, Julian: letters (1888-1895)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL56
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Harney, Julian: letters (1888-1895)
Date(s): 1888-1895
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 5 items (8 leaves and 1 envelope)
Name of creator(s): Harney | George Julian | 1817-1897 | Chartist and journalist x Harney | Julian


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Julian Harney was born into a poor family in Deptford, Kent in 1817. He was heavily involved in Chartism and working class politics from early adulthood. He began writing for the Northern Star in c 1841, becoming sub-editor in 1843 and editor in 1845. Harney left Britain in 1838, moving first to Jersey and then to Boston, Massachusetts, but returned in 1888 for the last 9 years of his life.


Scope and content/abstract:

5 letters from George Julian Harney to John Salkeld, bookseller, 1888-1895. Requesting books. Including an envelope for the letter dated 11 Oct 1893. Autographs, with signatures.

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:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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