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Jones, John Gale: letters (1828)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL290
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Jones, John Gale: letters (1828)
Date(s): 1828
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 items (4 leaves)
Name of creator(s): Jones | John Gale | 1769-1838 | politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Gale Jones was born in Middlesex in 1769. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School before practising as an apothecary and surgeon. During the 1790s he became known as an active political radical, which brought him to the notice of prominent radicals but probably had a negative effect on his medical career. He continued to campagin politically until about 1819, with little success, and served two prison terms for libel.


Scope and content/abstract:

2 letters from John Gale Jones of 5 Wilsted Street, Somers Town, [London] to unknown recipients, 1828. (1) Covering letter to a copy of Jones's Oration on the late George Washington (1825). 'Should you deem it worthy of any little token of your esteem for the memory of that exalted character ... it will be gratefully acknowledged', 25 Apr 1828. (2) Acknowledging 'the liberal present of a sovereign', 28 Apr 1828. Both letters are autograph, with signatures.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

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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:

Found enclosed in the Goldsmiths' Library volume Pamphlets 1820-28 - classmark: [G.L.] B.P. [Agar Ellis] 8.

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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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