Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Gordon Russell West autograph collection, 1723-1930 MS 118



source West, Gordon Russell
Title: Gordon Russell West autograph collection
Dates: 1723-1930
Abstract: This is a collection of clipped signatures and holograph letters from many well-known, mostly 19th century British, historical figures.
Identification: MS 118
Quantity: 0.25 Cubic Feet1 box
Language: English
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Gordon Russell West collected autographs over a period of time.


Scope and Contents

This is a collection of autographs in the form of clipped signatures and holograph letters from many well-known hisorical figures, including Queen Victoria, Kings George III and IV, Sir Robert Peel, Viscount Palmerston, Victor Hugo, John Stuart Mill, Susan B. Anthony, and Mark Twain. The dates of the signatures range from 1723-1930.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center.


Index Terms

autographs
West, Gordon Russell

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gordon RussellWest autograph collection, MS 118, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Josephine Morrow West in October 1985.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: George R. West Autograph Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Page containing autograph of Evelyn Pierrepont (Duke of Kingston), May 27, 1723
1 Page containing autographs of Stapleton Cotton Combermere, William Legge, Granville Loveson-Gower, Henry Dundas, George Granville Loveson-Gower, Edward Hawke, George Eden, E.G.S. Stanley, John Singleton Copley, John Campbell, Sir Grancis Burdett, Queen Victoria, ca. 1750-1850
1 Page containing autographs of Horatio Nelson, Sir Robert Peel, Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Frederick John Robinson, ? Lamb (Lord Melbourne), Chrles Grey, George Eden, Arthur Welesley, Henry John Temple, Sir Charles Napier, ca. 1750-1850
1 Page containing autographs of Nicolas Jean de Sault, Manuel de Godoy, ca. 1775-1850
1 Page containing autographs of George III, George IV (2), Frederick Augustus, Adolphus Frederick, William Frederick, ca. 1800-1850
1 Page containing a Letter by Sir Robert Peel, and autographs of Henry Peter Brougham, Thomas Denman, Alexander Baring, ca. 1800-1870
1 Page containing autographs of John Duke Coleridge, William Ewant Gladstone, Hugh MacCalmont Cairns, George Canning, Sir Stafford H. Northcote, Thomas Philip Robinson, Sir John Ross, ca. 1775-1875
1 Page containing autographs of J. Matthews, unknown, unknown, Maria Taglioni, ca. 1815-1875 (& n.d.)
1 Page containing autographs of Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, ca. 1820-1875
1 Page containing autographs of Victor Hugo, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Thomas Moore, Anthony Trollope (2), Henrik Ibsen, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Tom Taylor, George Grote, Charles Dickens, Charles Kingsley, ca. 1725-1890
1 Page containing autographs of William Corbett, Samuel Morley, Thomas Coke, William Howe, ca. 1775-1890
1 Page containing autographs of Edward Bouverie Pusey, Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, (?) Wisemann, Frederick Temple, ca. 1825-1890
1 Page containing autographs of Mark Twain (1893), James Branch Cabell, William McGee, n.d.
1 Page containing autographs of Arthur Brisbane, Susan B. Anthony, Frances Wieland (1894), n.d.
1 Page containing autographs of John Tyndall, Augustus de Morgan, ca. 1825-1900
1 Page containing autographs of Sir William Crookes, Sir Henry Monton Stanley, Sir William Thomson, Sir Charles Lyell, Alexander von Humboldt, Sir Richard Owen, ca. 1850-1900
1 Page containing autograph of George Nathaniel Curzon, ca. 1990
1 Page containing autographs of Cordell Hull, Secretary of State (?) Willis, ca. 1900-1950
2 Document certifying Return of Eighth Horse Rangers Volunteer Cavalry, August 1, 1806
2 Letter from W.R. Cosmay(?) to J. Meggison, November 1812
2 Letter from W. Milne to Mother & Sisters, February 27, 1815
2 Letter from H. Egerton to unknown, January 1, 1822
2 Letter from Sir Robert Peel to unknown, December 27, 1826
2 Document explaining origin of the song "Black Eyed Susan," written by C.A. Somerset, 1826
2 Letter from R. de la Puente to Major R. Seaver, May 8, 1880
2 Letter from R. Seaver to Miss Oldham, April 3, 1884
2 Letter from Windsor (Daughter of King William IV) to ? Rivington, Bookseller, April 26, ??
2 Letter from Augusta Churchill to Mr. Taylor, n.d.
2 Letter from Philip Murlock to Parents (Mrs. Levington ?), n.d.
3 Note from Amon(?) to the Doorkeepers of The Houston of Lords, August 28, 1820
3 Note from Curzon to the Doorkeepers of The Houston of Lords, August 28, 1820
3 Note from Dundas to the Doorkeepers of The Houston of Lords, August 28, 1820
3 Note from unknown to the Doorkeepers of The Houston of Lords, August 28, 1820
3 Note from Baron Monteagle to unknown, 1829
3 Signature of Thomas William Coke, ca. 1834 & n.d.
3 Enveloped from letter from George Howard to Viscount Murpeth, September 1838
3 Note from Lyndham(?) to the Doorkeepers of The Houston of Lords, August 1, 1856
3 Envelope from Letter from unknown to unknown, October 29, 1857
3 Note from Millais(?) to Ms. Calhoun, May 19, 1859(?)
3 Musical notation and signature of unknown, 1875
3 Note from unknown to unknown (Dudley Ryder?), May 9, 1896
3 Signature of Arthur J. Wear (Governor of Nebraska), ca. 1930
3 Signature of Clifton R. Brickinridge, n.d.
3 Signature of Marquis of Clanricard, n.d.
3 Signature of J. Reuben Clark(?), n.d.
3 Signature of P. Furnatoni, n.d.
3 Signature of William Frederick (Duke of Gloucester?), n.d.
3 Signature of Henry Gladstone, n.d.
3 Signature of Hamm B. Hawes(?), (Senator from Missouri), n.d.
3 Note from George William Lyttelton to unknown, June 30, ??
3 Signature of Stephen Massing(?), n.d.
3 Signature of "Melbourne"(?), n.d.
3 Signature of Lloyd Osbourne, n.d.
3 Signature of Viscount Palmerston, n.d.
3 Signature of John J. Ruskin (taken from fragment of letter by J. Ruskin), n.d.
3 Signature of George W. F. C. (Duke of Cambridge), n.d.
3 Signature of unknown (Lady ?), n.d.
3 Signature of unknown, n.d.