Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS692
TitleLetterbook of James Mulcaster
Extent1 volume
DescriptionPages from a letterbook containing copies of letters between brothers James and John Mulcaster. James writes from Wanlockhead in Scotland to his brother in the north of England. These letters mainly concern the workings of the mines which the family owned and the buying and selling of horses. There are also copies of letters between James Mulcaster and D. Watson some of which include copies of verses copied out from magazines of the time. Other correspondents include Thomas Westgarth and William Atkinson, his wig maker. The cover of the book shows a print of 'a lady of quality in her Indian silks dress' and has been entitled 'No.1 of letters to several persons on several occasions'.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers.
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Access StatusOpen
Custodial HistoryFormer location: MSS 13/i/3
Purchase reported in University Librarian's Annual Report 1969/1970
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