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Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Correspondence 1828

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Charles A. Somerset Letter, July 30, 1828 MS 122



Title: Charles A. Somerset Letter, July 30 1828
Dates: July 30, 1828
Abstract: This is a handwritten letter dated July 30, 1828 and signed by C.A. Somerset. The letter is addressed to an un-named publisher, in which Somerset refers to a short manuscript sent with the letter and requests addresses for "respectable publishers in the Whig interest."
Identification: MS 122
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet(one letter consisting of one sheet of paper measuring 16 cm by 20 cm.)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Sketch

Little is known about C.A. Somerset other than what he says in this 1828 letter where he describes himself as "Dramatist to the Surrey Theatre, and the author Crazy Jane, The Nightingale, The Raven, Swiss Family, etc."

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Scope and Contents

This is a handwritten letter dated July 30, 1828 and signed by C.A. Somerset. The letter is addressed to an un-named publisher, in which Somerset refers to a short manuscript sent with the letter and requests addresses for "respectable publishers in the Whig interest." The letter is one sheet of paper measuring 16 cm by 20 cm. The paper is in excellent shape except for two corners, which are torn off probably as a result of the wax used to seal the letter. The torn corners do not affect the handwriting, which is very clear.

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Arrangement

This letter, which consists of one sheet of papers is contained in a folder.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

corrrespondence
Nineteenth century English drama
Somerset, Charles A.
Surrey Theatre

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles A. Somerset Letter, 1828, MS 122, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased July 1957 at the recommendation of Rice history professor Hardin Craig.

Accruals

No future additions are expected for this material.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence 1828

Folder
1 Charles A. Somerset letter to an unidentified "Sir" July 30, 1828

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