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Grote, Harriet: letter (1846)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL197
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Grote, Harriet: letter (1846)
Date(s): 1846
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Grote | Harriet | 1792-1878 | nee Lewin | biographer | wife of George Grote


Administrative/Biographical history:

Harriet Grote was born in Hampshire and educated at home. In 1820 she married George Grote, whom she had known for several years and who had introduced her to modern scholarship in the fields of politics, economics and philosophy. Mrs Grote was acquainted with Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Babington Macaulay and other leading thinkers and scholars, and she and her husband became known as leading voices in radical politics. After her husband's death, she was his biographer. Harriet Grote's own biography was written by Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake (née Rigby), a copy of which is available in Senate House Library Special Collections - classmark: Fc [Grote - Eastlake].


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Harriet Grote of East Burnham, [Buckinghamshire] to Mrs [Elizabeth] Gaskell, 4 May 1846. 'I cannot withold my mite from you in behalf of poor [Samuel] Wilderspin, one of the most deserving of honest zealous improvers of social tendencies ...". 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:

Found inserted in a copy of Lady Eastlake's Mrs Grote (1880) classmark: Fc [Grote - Eastlake].

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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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