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Finding Aid for the William Roscoe Collection 1774-1887, undated
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Contains correspondence to and from William Roscoe, his family circle and various friends, booksellers and colleagues as well as commonplace books compiled by his wife Jane Griffies, portrait engravings and ephemera, dating 1774-1887 and undated.
William Roscoe was born in 1753 in Liverpool. Although he trained to become an attorney and worked in that capacity for 20 years, his true passion was literature and the arts, particularly the study of Italy. In 1781, Roscoe married Jane Griffies, to whom he was happily married for over 40 years. Their family of seven sons and three daughters was a close and loving one, something that is well-reflected in the correspondence collected here.
2 boxes and 4 volumes (2 linear feet)
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Collection is open for research.