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Collection Level Description: Letters to John May

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 289-90, d. 295
Title: Letters to John May
Dates of Creation: 1810-55
Extent: 3 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John May (1775-1856) was first Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police.

Scope and Content

Letters to John May, mainly from members of the Coleridge family, 1810-55, including letters from Sir John Taylor Coleridge, 1810-31.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters were bought from T.R.G. Lawrence (Crewkerne) in 1970.

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Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41344-6.

Access Points

Coleridge | Sir | John Taylor | 1790-1876 | Knight and Judge

May | John | 1775-1856 | First Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police

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