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Yates, James: letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL208
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Yates, James: letter
Date(s): [1861-1871]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Yates | James | 1789-1871 | Unitarian and antiquary


Administrative/Biographical history:

James Yates was born in Liverpool and educated at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and at Manchester College in York. Like his father, John Yates, he became a Unitarian minister (though unordained), working in Glasgow, Birmingham and London. He was also known as a scholar, active in diverse fields including geology, archaeology and classical philology.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from James Yates of Lauderdale House, Highgate, London to Samuel [A Thompson Yates], [1861-1871]. Mentioning 5s 6d paid to Mr Sackett for 'the engraving of Baskerville ... A person named Matthews in Birmingham has published a new edition of the view of the houses at Birmingham, which were destroyed at the Riots [of 1791 against Joseph Priestley and other non-conformists]. One of these is a view of Baskerville House. It [the house] was purchased and enlarged by Mr John Ryland, and in that state was destroyed by the mob ...' 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 Yates's Thoughts on the Advancement of Academical Education in England - classmark: 378.42 [Yates].

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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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