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Hogg, Quintin: letter (1876)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL349
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Hogg, Quintin: letter (1876)
Date(s): 1876
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 10 leaves
Name of creator(s): Hogg | Quintin | 1845-1903 | merchant and philanthropist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Quintin Hogg was born in London and educated at Eton College. Upon leaving school in 1863 he initially worked for a tea merchant before entering the firm of sugar merchants Bosanquet, Curtis and Co, where he worked his way up to become a senior partner; renamed Hogg, Curtis and Campbell, the firm prospered under his direction and controlled several factories in Demerara, British Guiana. Hogg was known for modernizing production methods and for his philanthropy, the latter motivated largely by his Christian faith. His best known role was as founder and president of the Regent Street Polytechnic (now part of the University of Westminster), which provided adult education for both sexes.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Quintin Hogg of 5 Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, London [replacing 23 Rood Lane, London which has been struck through] to Mr Parker, 26 Feb 1876. Detailing the final stages of the transfer of an estate called 'Industry' by Parker to Hogg; mentioning the shipping of sugar and rum. Autograph, with signature.

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:

Purchased from W A Myers and Co, 1966.

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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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