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Holroyd , John Baker: letters (1789-1802)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL60
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Holroyd , John Baker: letters (1789-1802)
Date(s): 1789-1802
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 9 items (18 leaves)
Name of creator(s): Holroyd | John Baker | 1735-1821 | 1st Earl of Sheffield | statesman
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Baker Holroyd was born in 1735. In 1781 he was created Baron Sheffield of Dunamare, Co Meath in the Peerage of Ireland and in 1802 created Baron Sheffield of Sheffield, Co York in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was President of the Board of Agriculture, a Lord of Trade and one of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council. He was known in the literary world as a writer on political economy. He died in 1821.


Scope and content/abstract:

9 letters to Sir Joseph Banks. Mainly on agriculture, sheep farming and politics. Autographs, with signatures, 1789-1802.

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:

Found inserted in a Goldsmiths' Library volume 'Lord Sheffield on the State of the Union, etc' (1785) - classmark: [G.L.] 1785.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the Senate House catalogue and edited by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
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:
Feb 2009.

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