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Collection Level Description: Correspondence of the Rev. James Austin Roberts, his Wife, and Son

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 546-7
Title: Correspondence of the Rev. James Austin Roberts, his Wife, and Son
Dates of Creation: 1813-74
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Rev. James Austin Roberts

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

James Austin Roberts (1795-1872) was a Congregational minister, in Wiltshire, 1828-32, in New York, 1832, and at New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1832-62.

Scope and Content

Correspondence of the Rev. James Austin Roberts, congregationalist minister, and his wife Sarah (née Gilby), 1813-31 and 1832-71, including letters to each other; letters to their son Austin, 1856-8, 1874; memoranda of James Austin Roberts, 1818-22; and a letter from the Duke of Wellington to the Marquis of Normanby, 1840.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library from Henry Bristow Ltd., 1981.

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A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Units of Description

See also Diaries of James Austin Roberts and members of his family.

Access Points

Congregationalists | England

Roberts | Austin | fl 1856-1874 | son of Rev. James Austin Roberts

Roberts | James Austin | 1795-1872 | Congregational minister

Roberts | Sarah Gilby | fl 1813-1874 | nee Gilby

Phipps | Constantine Henry | 1797-1863 | 1st Marquess of Normanby | statesman and author

Wellesley | Arthur | 1769-1852 | 1st Duke of Wellington | Field Marshall and statesman

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