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Four autograph letters signed by Allan Cunningham

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-375
Identifier: Coll-1889

Content Description

A small group of four unrelated letters from Allan Cunningham to various correspondents, dating from 1826 to 1833 when dated.
  1. Letter to Jerdan (presumably William), 1 page 8vo, 29 November 1826, sending a 'Scots Almanack with the respects of our friend George Bagot the Bookseller'.
  2. Letter to Thomas ?Gaspay at Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth, 1 page 4to, 27 Belgrave Place, 15 May 1828, describing the dangerously poor health of his youngest son, and thanking his correspondent for his notice of Cunningham's verses ('such friendly allusions are better than more direct criticisms').
  3. To John ?Black ('My dear friend'), 1 page 8vo, 24 June 1833, sending 'a note introducing Mr ?Coomes to Mr Wilkie'.
  4. Brief note to George H. Gordon, on 1 page 8vo (old mounting to the reverse), Belgrave Place, 'Saturday', no date. An invitation ('a sight of you is always pleasant').


  • 1826-1833


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4 letters

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in September 2018. Accession no SC-Acc-2018-0166.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in September 2018, using information from the seller.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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