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Robinson, Henry Crabb: letter, 23 Dec [1850-1860]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL182
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Robinson, Henry Crabb: letter, 23 Dec [1850-1860]
Date(s): [1850-1860]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Robinson | Henry Crabb | 1775-1867 | diarist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Crabb Robinson was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and educated locally and in Devizes, Wiltshire. Being from a nonconformist family, he could not attend university, instead working as a legal clerk in Colchester, and later in London. Inheriting money from an uncle in 1798 enabled him to travel in Europe and study at university in Germany. Returning to England, he became a lawyer and a journalist, and for a while editor of The Times (1808-1809). He also participated in the founding of University College London. Today he is best known for his diary, kept between 1811 and his death in 1867, of which a large portion has been published.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Henry Crab Robinson of 30 Russell Square, [London] to Dr [Edward Henry] Sieveking, 23 Dec [1850-1860]. Thanking him for a book. 'Next year I shall, I trust, be en fonds for your hospital. The extreme distress of our College Hospital, [University College Hospital] has obliged me within a few days to give a 4th 10 for owing to the falling off of students this year, we shall not be able to go on with as many beds as hitherto ...'. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

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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 Myers and Co, 1954.

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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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