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Clarke, Ernest: letter (1897)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL463
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Clarke, Ernest: letter (1897)
Date(s): 1897
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): Clarke | Sir | Ernest | 1856-1923 | Knight | Secretary of the Royal Agricultural Society of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Ernest Clarke worked as a Civil Servant and for the London Stock Exchange before serving as Secretary to the Royal Agricultural Society of England (1887-1905). He also lectured at Cambridge on agricultural history between 1896 and 1899. Clarke was also a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and was active in the Folk Song Society and the Chartered Institute of Secretaries. He was knighted in 1898.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Ernest Clarke of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, 13 Hanover Square, London to [Herbert Somerton] Foxwell, 29 Jul 1897. Mainly discussing the 17th-century writer Samuel Hartlib. 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:

Given by H S Foxwell. [The handlist states: 'Former call-mark: II.2a*'.]

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

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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