Autograph album and loose papers of Eleanora Reay, 1785-1839.
Eleanora Reay was the daughter of George Hargreave of Hoddlesdon Hall in Haslingden, Lancashire. She married Stephen Reay in 1832. He became a sub-librarian at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. She died in 1861, just 19 days before her husband.
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Dep. e. 486, fols. 1-2].
|Autograph album belonging to Eleanora Reay, wife of
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 486
Extent: 633 leaves
Binding: Quarter black calf, grey boards
Scope and Content:
Contains autographs of family, friends and acquaintances, cut from correspondence. In some cases, part or all of the original letter has been retained. The letters are mostly replies to invitations, although there are a few letters to Mr Reay, relating to his work at the Bodleian Library. Includes some notes written by Mrs Reay about the correspondents, and (fols. 158, 160 and 240) silhouette portraits.
|Loose items removed from Dep. e. 486, including letters
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 957
Extent: 21 leaves