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Richard Carlile manuscript material : 2 items

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Richard Carlile manuscript material : 2 items, 1824-1827
Author
Carlile, Richard, 1790-1843.

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Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
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2 items
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Biography (note)
  • Richard Carlile, English radical publisher and writer. Inspired by the reformist writings of Thomas Paine, he distributed various radical tracts, including those of William Hone, and wrote works of his own. For his published accounts of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, he was charged with blasphemy and seditious libel and sentenced to six years in prison. Freed in 1825, he published Every Woman's Book, or, What is Love, a controversial book advocating birth control.
Call Number
Pforz MS
OCLC
81896195
Author
Carlile, Richard, 1790-1843.
Title
Richard Carlile manuscript material : 2 items, 1824-1827
Summary
· To George IV, King of Great Britain : 1 autograph letter signed : 13 Dec 1824 : (S'ANA 0747) : from prison, alerting His Highness to the fact that "all religion has a bad foundation..."
· To Thomas Watts, carpenter : 1 autograph letter signed : 2 Jan 1827 : (MISC 2276) : about the settlement of a £230 bill on his house.
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Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Richard Carlile, English radical publisher and writer. Inspired by the reformist writings of Thomas Paine, he distributed various radical tracts, including those of William Hone, and wrote works of his own. For his published accounts of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, he was charged with blasphemy and seditious libel and sentenced to six years in prison. Freed in 1825, he published Every Woman's Book, or, What is Love, a controversial book advocating birth control.
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George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, addressee.
Watts, Thomas, carpenter, addressee.
Found In:
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: Manuscripts, 1772-1925
Research Call Number
Pforz MS
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