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Eliot, John: letter (1819)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL320
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Eliot, John: letter (1819)
Date(s): 1819
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Eliot | John | 1771-1830 | Quaker


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Eliot was the son of John Eliot (1735-1813), a Quaker merchant and London underwriter. John the younger's older sister Mariabella Howard (1769-1852) was the wife of the chemist and meterologist Luke Howard (1772-1864) and the mother of John Eliot Howard (1807-1883), famous for his research into quinine.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Eliot of London to Edward Carroll via the Post Office, Worcester, 16 Jan 1819. Referring to the Meeting for Sufferings held the previous day at which the petition to the House of Commons on the subject of capital punishment was signed by the 38 members present 'and liberty was given for any that were then absent to add their names by calling at the Clerk's Office. The subscription is - Signed by us, member of a Meeting for conducting the affairs of the said Society [the Religious Society of Friends], in the intervals of the Yearly Meeting - London, the 15th of 1mo. 1819 ...' Autograph, with signature and date stamp.

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 enclosed in The Eliot Papers vol 1 (1893) - classmark: L9e/ELI

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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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