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Morgan, John Minter: letter, 24 Dec 1851

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL233
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Morgan, John Minter: letter, 24 Dec 1851
Date(s): 1851
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Morgan | John Minter | 1782-1854 | educationist and socialist


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Minter Morgan was born in Westminster in 1782. Little is known about his early life until aged 25 he inherited a fortune in land, business and investments; thereafter he devoted his life and much of his wealth to the cause of co-operativism and Christian socialism. His London salon became a leading intellectual centre and, with his diplomatic skills, he succeeded in forging working alliances with both religious-minded and secular socialists. He also campaigned for free universal education.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Minter Morgan of 12 Stratton Street, Piccadilly to Dr Henry Travis, 24 Dec 1851. Suggesting a dinner engagement. Written in another hand and signed by Morgan.

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 inside a copy of Robert Owen's A Developement [sic] of the principles and plans on which to establish self-supporting home colonies ... (1841), presented to Dr Travis - classmark: [G.L.] A.841 fol. (no 1 copy).

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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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