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Heywood, Samuel: letter (1795)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL200
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Heywood, Samuel: letter (1795)
Date(s): 1795
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Heywood | Samuel | 1753-1828 | judge and author


Administrative/Biographical history:

Samuel Heywood was born in Liverpool in 1753. He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where his Unitarian religious views prevented him from graduating. He subsequently studied law at the Inner Temple; he was called to the bar in 1778, was made a serjeant-at-law in 1794, and became a judge on the Carmarthen circuit in 1807. One of very few religious dissenters to hold a national public office at this time, he was a strong Whig supporter and a fierce opponent of the Anglican hegemony, particularly its more high church elements.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Samuel Heywood of Lancaster to [Dr] Richard Bright, 17 Aug 1795. On family matters: 'My wife has been far from well', etc. 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 Heywood's Dissertation upon the distinctions in society, and ranks of the people, under the Anglo-Saxon governments (1818) - classmark: [G.L.] 1818.

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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:
Aug 2008

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