Quarto album, with 29 autograph letters (three being fragments), c. 100 pages in total (some laid in loose); two commonplace manuscripts c. 35 and c. 62 pages; a large fragment of a play c. 90 pages (on rectos only), comprising most of(?) Act II, all of Acts III and IV and most of(?) Act V; and an unrecorded printed folio broadside advertising the sale by auction on 1 November 1820 of an ‘Estate in the Vale of Clwyd, Denbighshire’ (Elizabeth Tooke’s family property). The 29 letters are to and from various members of the family, with 14 being from the period the family spent in Russia.
- Author: Tooke, William, 1744-1820.
- Title: Tooke family album of unpublished correspondence and commonplace manuscripts : manuscript.
- Production: St. Petersburg and London, bulk 1773-1811
LWL Mss Vol. 254
Acquired March 2020