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Pye, Henry John: letter (1832)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL175
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Pye, Henry John: letter (1832)
Date(s): 1832
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Pye | Henry John | 1802-1884 | son of Poet Laureate Henry James Pye


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry John Pye was the son of the Poet Laureate Henry James Pye (1745-1813) and his second wife Martha. He married Mary Anne Walker in 1825 and they had 9 children, of whom the eldest, also Henry John Pye (1827-1903) became a clergyman and hymn-writer.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Henry John Pye of Cacombe Priory, near Banbury, [Oxfordshire] to John Crisp, Esq, of the Anti-Slavery Society, 18 Aldermanbury, London, 16 Aug 1832. Concerning the conditions under which the slaves work and stating that, if elected to the next parliament, he would vote for the abolition of slavery. 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 catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Percy Dobell and Son, January, 1852.

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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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