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William Beckford manuscript material : 7 items

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William Beckford manuscript material : 7 items, ca. 1803-1825
Author
Beckford, William, 1760-1844.

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Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
Description
7 items
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Biography (note)
  • William Thomas Beckford, English writer and art collector. In 1782 he published his best known literary work, Vathek, first in French. His budding political career was derailed in 1784 by scandal surrounding his relationship with William Courtenay (1768-1835). He is perhaps best remembered for his biggest failure -- his lavish but hastily built home, Fonthill Abbey -- which collapsed twice, earning it the nickname "Beckford's Folly."
Call Number
Pforz MS
OCLC
76699296
Author
Beckford, William, 1760-1844.
Title
William Beckford manuscript material : 7 items, ca. 1803-1825
Summary
Autograph comments on Byron's Don Juan, Cantos VI-VIII : (B'ANA 0458) : 16 Jul 1823 : 1 p. in ink, possibly in the hand of an amanuensis, 7 removed binder's leaves, 6 of which are endorsed with titles of source and all with Beckford's autograph pencil notes.
Autograph notes in his copy of Godwin's Life of Geoffrey Chaucer, 1803 : (G'ANA 0023) : shelved with oversized books under "Godwin."
Autograph notes in his copy of the Shelleys' History of a six weeks' tour, 1817 : (S'ANA 0752) : shelved as *Pforz 559L 11.
Autograph notes in his copy of Shelley's Queen Mab : (S'ANA 0949) : in Pforzheimer copy 17 of the 1821 edition; shelved with books under "Shelley."
Autograph notes in his copy of Caroline Lamb's Ada Reis, 1823 : (MISC 3921) : very minimal notes; shelved with books under "Lamb."
Autograph notes in his copy of Pichot's Voyage Historique : (MISC 3922) : shelved with books under "Pichot."
Autograph note in his copy of Dods's Tales of the Wild and the Wonderful : (MISC 4069) : a four line comment on the book, in pencil, on front free endpaper of Pforzheimer copy 2 of Dods's Tales; shelved with books under "Dods."
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Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
William Thomas Beckford, English writer and art collector. In 1782 he published his best known literary work, Vathek, first in French. His budding political career was derailed in 1784 by scandal surrounding his relationship with William Courtenay (1768-1835). He is perhaps best remembered for his biggest failure -- his lavish but hastily built home, Fonthill Abbey -- which collapsed twice, earning it the nickname "Beckford's Folly."
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Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
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Pforz MS
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