PHILLIPPS, THOMAS, SIR. Hunter, Joseph. Remarks on the conduct of James Orchard Halliwell [autograph draft by Sir Thomas Phillipps], ca. after 1847
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Joseph Hunter: Remarks on the Conduct of James Orchard Halliwell [Autograph Draft by Sir Thomas Phillipps], ca. after 1847


Main Entry
Hunter, Joseph, 1783-1861.

Remarks on the conduct of James Orchard Halliwell: autograph draft by Sir Thomas Phillipps, [ca. after 1847].

Physical Description
1 item (2 p.) ; 21 cm.

Historical/Biographical Note
Thomas Phillipps was an English antiquary and collector whose library of manuscripts at his estate of Middle Hill in Worcestershire eventually numbered over 60,000. The Shakespearean scholar James Orchard Halliwell had married Phillipps’s daughter much against her father’s wishes. Phillipps found this document in the papers of the antiquary Joseph Hunter that he had purchased at the sale of Hunter’s library in December 1861.

Scope and Contents Note
Copy of a letter by the antiquary Joseph Hunter regarding the manuscript journal of English diplomat and poet Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639) that Halliwell had transcribed for publication by the Camden Society. Hunter relates that during the negotiations, it was determined that while Halliwell had maintained the manuscript to have been previously unknown, his transcript had been copied from the original manuscript sold at the sale of B. H. Bight’s manuscripts at Sotheby’s on 1844. June 18.

General Note
Title from document.

General Note
Only the first part of the draft is present.

General Note
Laid in modern folding cloth box with other items; spine lettered in gilt on spine: Phillipps Private Papers/Miscellaneous Autographs of Sir Thomas Phillipps/Remarks on Halliwell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note
Purchase; Sotheby’s auction no. 3243, Lot 0058, London; 2003/12/02.

Provenance Note
Formerly owned by Martin Schoyer of Spikkestad, Norway, who purchased it from the dealer H. P. Kraus of New York City. Previously owned by W. H. Robinson, Ltd of London. It was one of the many Phillipps manuscripts sold by Sotheby’s starting in 1886.

Bright, B. H.
Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O (James Orchard), 1820-1889.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, transcriber.
Schoyer, Martin, former owner.
Wotton, Henry, Sir 1568-1639.
Camden Society (Great Britain).

Manuscripts, English. 17th century.

Manuscripts, English. 17th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Book collectors. England. 19th century.

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.
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