Letter from H. G. Aldis to Mr. Johnston
Scope and Contents
The letter offers an archival history of the manuscript 'as related by E.G.D.' (possibly E. Gordon Duff). Apparently it had been 'bought by Laing (through Rev. Wm Stevens) in 1839 from J. L. C. Jacob of Rotterdam for 42 francs'.
The letter was placed inside a copy of Notices of David Laing : to which is added a chronological list of the various publications which were issued under his editorial superintendence from the year M.DCCC.XV. to the year M.DCCC.LXVIII inclusive, by Thomas George Stevenson, 1878, along with a Letter from Edward Gordon Duff (1863-1924) to Mr. Johnston which is now at E2010.34.
The letter is accompanied by the rubbing mentioned above.
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
1 letter; 1 rubbing fragment
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Letter from Harry Gidney Aldis (1863-1919) to Mr. Johnston, with rubbing fragment