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Escott, Thomas Hay Sweet: letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL359
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Escott, Thomas Hay Sweet: letter
Date(s): 1916
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Escott | Thomas Hay Sweet | 1844-1924 | journalist and newspaper editor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Hay Sweet Escott was born in Taunton, Somerset in 1844. He was educated at Somerset College, Bath, and Queen's College, Oxford. Between 1866 and 1873 he lectured in logic and classics at King's College, London, alongside a second job as a leader writer on the Standard; he subsequently abandoned academia to concentrate on developing a career in journalism. Between 1882 and 1886 he edited the Fortnightly Review. A man of broadly conservative opinions, Escott continued to write widely on political, historical and literary topics throughout his life.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Thomas Hay Sweet Escott of 33 Sackville Road, Hove, Brighton, [Sussex] to John Collins Francis, 1 Apr 1916. Mentioning several writers for the Standard: 'During all my Standard time Alfred Austin the Poet Laureate was one of the chief writers. After my time I believe that Sidney Low, formerly under [Frederick] Greenwood of the Pall Mall, a certain [Samuel Henry] Jeyes and a certain Richardson Evans were considered important writers ...'. 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. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. 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 inserted in Escott's Masters of English Journalism (1911), part Library's Harmsworth Collection - classmark: YV3e Esc.

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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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