Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00206 - William Amhurst Tyssen Amherst Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00206

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William Amhurst Tyssen Amherst Papers

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  • 1850-1909 (Creation)

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29 boxes

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(1835-1909)

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William Amhurst Tyssen Amherst, 1st Amherst Baron of Hackney, was a British Conservative Member of Parliament and collector of books and works of art.

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The papers of William Amhurst Tyssen Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney (1835-1909) includes invoices and correspondence from Quaritch and other booksellers relating to the formation and the later sale of Amherst's extensive library, 1856-1908, correspondence on bibliographical matters; general correspondence and family letters; correspondence and papers relating to the management of Amherst's estate, Didlington Hall, Yorks, and to the Home Farm; papers and legal documents collected in the course of genealogical research into Amherst family.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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