English Civilization Collection
Collection — Container: MS Eng.
Call Number: MS Eng.
Scope and Contents
The English (British) Civilization Collection contains more than 1,500 letters and documents that were either purchased by the Boston Public Library or were donated. The material was written by royal, political, military, literary, scientific, and artistic figures, together with other individuals who contributed to British and Irish history and culture throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. In most cases, the Boston Public Library does not hold the copyright to the items in our collections. It is the sole responsibility of the user to make their own determination about what types of usage might be permissible under U.S. and international copyright law.
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Language of Materials
Method of Acquisition
Purchases and donations from variouis sources.
Finding aid written by the Rare Books and Manuscripts staff.
This electronic finding aid is transcribed from legacy data. In many cases, transcriptions were not verified against collection materials at the time of transcription. As a result, this finding aid could be incomplete and might only reflect a partial understanding of the material.
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- Abolitionists -- Great Britain
- Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892.
- Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861
- Antislavery movements -- Great Britain -- History
- Authors, English -- Correspondence
- Authors, Irish -- Correspondence
- Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959.
- Booksellers and bookselling -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
- Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861.
- Browning, Robert, 1812-1889.
- Christianity -- Great Britain.
- Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962.
- Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
- Curtis, Roger, Sir, 1746-1816.
- Digital images.
- Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849.
- Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939.
- Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845.
- Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885.
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
- Great Britain -- Foreign relations.
- Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
- Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
- Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865.
- J. & E. Bumpus.
- Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.
- Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854.
- Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876
- Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953.
- Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855.
- Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852.
- Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
- Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
- Slavery -- Great Britain -- History.
- Smith, W. Sidney (William Sidney), Sir, 1764-1840.
- Social reformers -- Great Britain.
- Theater -- Great Britain -- History.
- Townshend, George Townshend, Marquis, 1724-1807.
- Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
- Ward, Genevieve, 1838-1922.
- Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833.
- Women authors, English -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
- English Civilization Collection
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- 2013-02: Updated by Bethany Hersh in February, 2013.