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Taylor, William Cooke (1800-1849): letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL245
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Taylor, William Cooke (1800-1849): letter
Date(s): 1844
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Taylor | William Cooke | 1800-1849 | historian and journalist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

William Cooke Taylor was born at Youghal, County Cork, Ireland in 1800. He was educated locally and at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1829 he moved to England, settling in Camden Town, London, though he returned to Ireland from time to time. He supported himself by writing on history and on contemporary economic and social issues; among other periodicals, he was a regular contributor to The Athenaeum. Taylor was a strong advocate of free trade and an active member of the Anti-Corn Law League during the early and mid 1840s.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from William Cooke Taylor of the National Anti-Corn Law League, 67 Fleet Street, London to [John Lewis] Ricardo, [MP for Stoke-upon-Trent], 15 Mar 1844. Announcing that 'the Somerset House School of Design has given a very favourable hearing to the proposal for establishing a branch in the Potteries ... If you persevere in your design of offering a prize for model or pattern, which I believe would be of great value to your constitutents & certainly highly creditable to yourself, I would deem it a favour ... to announce your intention in one of my articles'. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

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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:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from I Kyrle Fletcher, 1957.

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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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