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Burdett, Sir Francis: letter, [1824]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL459
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Burdett, Sir Francis: letter, [1824]
Date(s): [1824 ]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): Burdett | Sir | Francis | 1770-1844 | 5th Baronet | politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Francis Burdett was born Derbyshire in 1770. He was educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church Oxford. He married Sophia Coutts, daughter of the banker Thomas Coutts, in 1793 and succeeded to the baronetcy in 1797. Burdett entered parliament as MP for Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, in 1796 and later served as MP for Westminster. As a serving politician he was committed to parliamentary reform and radical causes and was once briefly imprisoned for breach of parliamentary privilege.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Sir Francis Burdett to an unknown recipient, [c 29 Apr 1824]. Returning a copy of Charles Jenkinson (Lord Liverpool's) Treatise on the coins of the realm (1805), with comments on the work. 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:

Found inserted in Jenkinson's Treatise on the coins ... (1805) copy number 2 - classmark: [G.L.] E.805 fol.

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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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