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Hawkins, Edward: letter (1841)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL205
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Hawkins, Edward: letter (1841)
Date(s): 1841
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Hawkins | Edward | 1780-1867 | museum curator and numismatist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edward Hawkins was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and educated locally and in Kensington. As a young man he worked in banks in Cheshire and in Wales. He was interested in botany and history from an early age and became a Fellow of the Linnean Society in 1806, a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1821, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1826. His greatest interests as a scholar, however, was coins; he was a founder-member of the Numismatic Society of London and served twice as its president. In 1825 Hawkins became assistant keeper of the Department of Antiquities at the British Museum; he was promoted to keeper the following year and retained the position for 35 years.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Edward Hawkins to James Dodsley Cuff, [Jul-Aug] 1841. On numismatical matters. Autograph, with signature. Marked as received on 3 Aug 1841.

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 the text volume of Hawkins's The silver coins of England (1841) - classmark: [G.L.] E1.841 fol.

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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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