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Album, formerly owned by John Murray, containing items either by Pope or related to him

From: Alexander Pope collection

Album, formerly owned by John Murray, containing items either by Pope or related to him

From: Alexander Pope collection

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Alternate Title:
Letters & other autographs etc. Alexander Pope
Other Creator: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744
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Date: 1717-1855
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Abstract:
Contains: mezzotint of Pope after Godfrey Kneller, 1722; ALS to Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1717/18 Feb 18; crayon drawing of Pope by Jonathan Richardson, n.d.; printed receipt to Robert Packer, Esq., for the subscription copy of Homer's Iliad, signed: "A. Pope"; ALS to Mrs. Howard, [1729 May]; ALS to Mr. Richardson, Cirencester, [1737] Jun 25; Pope's preface to the Works, with many corrections (removed from album and purchased by Professor Tinker before the Library bought album; now Tinker Ms 1668); first copy of manuscript verses by Pope on the Grotto of Twickenham composed entirely of English metals, minerals, marbles, corrected with his own hand, 1740/1 Feb 6; original proof of two pages from Pope's Epistles, pages 69 and 70, with the author's corrections; 2 ALS from John Murray to John Wilson Croker, London, 1854 May 19 and Jun 8; ALS from John Wilson Croker to Mr. Cooke, 1855 Aug 1; leaf from the printed catalogue of the collection of H. B. Ray, newspaper clippings, and envelope addressed to John Murray in an unidentified hand. Purchase, 1939.
Physical Description:
1 vol. : b&w, color illustrations ; 36 cm.
Caption:
Epistles
Host Note:
Contains letters from Pope to various people, including John Conduitt, Robert Craggs Nugent, and Jonathan Richardson; a holograph draft of Pope's translation of the first 48 lines of Book 8 of Homer's "Iliad"; a holograph inscription for Jonathan Swift's grandfather's tomb (with holograph notes by Swift); and an album (formerly owned by John Murray) that contains material by and about Pope.
Box:
Box 2
Folder:
Folder 20
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Medium Resolution (image/jpeg)
Object ID: 10267807
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