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Collection Level Description: Letters of Humfrey Wanley

Reference: MSS. Eng. c. 4798-800; Facs. c. 139
Title: Letters of Humfrey Wanley
Dates of Creation: [198-?]
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Humfrey Wanley (1672-1726) was an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Typescript copies of some 200 letters of Humfrey Wanley (1672-1726), edited and annotated by P.L. Heyworth, but excluded from Heyworth's edition of Letters of Humfrey Wanley 1672-1726 (Oxford, 1989); with some photocopies of original Wanley letters.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by P.L. Heyworth in 1993.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Units of Description

Another copy of the typescript is in the British Library (Add. MSS. 71247-9).

Access Points

Heyworth | Peter L | b 1931 | editor

Wanley | Humfrey | 1672-1726 | Antiquary, Archivist, and Librarian

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