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Collection Level Description: Beddoes and Edgeworth Family Papers

Reference: Dep. c. 134-7
Title: Beddoes and Edgeworth Family Papers
Dates of Creation: 18th-19th cent.
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Dr. Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808) was a physician and writer. Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-49) was a poet and physiologist. Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was a novelist and children's writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The Beddoes and Edgeworth papers consist of papers of Dr. Thomas Beddoes, including lectures, notes, correspondence and family papers; papers relating to Maria Edgeworth and Thomas Lovell Beddoes; family trees; and a photograph album.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1955.

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Related Units of Description

See also the Papers of Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), and the Edgeworth family, 17th - 19th century (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 696-747, d. 529-32; Eng. misc. a. 30, b. 432, c. 894-905, d. 1299-1307, e. 1459-77, f. 859-62, g. 356; Eng. poet. c. 83, d. 255, e. 187-90; Facs. c. 98-9; Photogr. c. 6, g. 2-4), and the Albums of the Edgeworth and Fox families (MSS. Eng. c. 6068-70, d. 2915).

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Beddoes | Thomas | 1760-1808 | Physician and Writer

Beddoes | Thomas Lovell | 1803-1849 | Poet and Physiologist

Edgeworth | Maria | 1768-1849 | Novelist and Children's Writer

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