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Burn, John: letter, 1792

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL347
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Burn, John: letter, 1792
Date(s): 1792
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Burn | John | c 1743-1802 | magistrate and legal editor


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Burn was born in and spent most of his life in Orton, Westmorland. He became a magistrate in Cumberland and Westmorland and worked at editing and revising the legal writings of his father, Rev Richard Burn (1709-1785).


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Burn of Orton, [Westmorland] to Thomas Cadell [the elder] Esq, 'bookseller, Strand, London', 26 Mar 1792. 'I have by the coach this day sent you Barry's Justice [i.e. E Barry Present practice of a justice of the peace (1790)] & in the margin have marked the vs & pages in our Justice [i.e. R Burn The justice of the peace and parish officer (1755 and many susbequent editions)] from which he has copied. I may safely say there is not one hundred pages, put the whole together of his 4 volumes, which is not copied from my father...'. Autograph, with signature. Franked: 'Appleby'[-in-Westmorland].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purposes 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:

Purchased through Mrs E Finer as lot 447 at the Par (Cornubia Hall) sale, 30 Oct 1965.

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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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