Letters related to publishing and bookselling
in 18th and 19th century England, from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps.
Sir Thomas Phillipps was a book and manuscript collector from young
adulthood, who amassed the largest manuscript collection of the 19th
century. He was born in 1792, the illegitimate son of a textile
manufacturer, and began collecting while a student at Rugby and later at
Oxford. Though he inherited a substantial estate upon his father's
death, his bibliomania and "vello-mania" (his obsession with manuscripts
on vellum) resulted in his being nearly perpetually in debt.
(2.5 linear inches)
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 Clark Librarian.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews
Clark Memorial Library, UCLA 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.