University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Henry Angelo:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Angelo, Henry, 1756-1835
Title: Henry Angelo Collection
Dates: 1764-1840, undated
Abstract: Collection includes a printed two-volume copy of The Reminiscences of Henry Angelo (published 1828-1830). A number of Angelo family manuscripts are tipped into the first volume, including a family tree, twenty letters to Elizabeth Johnson Angelo (Henry's mother) from Elizabeth Wood, and items relating to Henry's father (fencing master Domenico Angelo) and other family members.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0098
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English and French
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center



Open for research

Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Michael Ramsey, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

Container List


Reminiscences of Henry Angelo (London: Henry Colburn, 1828), Volume 1. The following items are tipped into this volume and numbered in pencil:
1.1 Unidentified author. ALS to Angelo, _____ 6 August 1789. Item number 30.
Unidentified author. ALS to Angelo, Domenico, 10 February no year. Item number 35.
Unidentified author. ALS to Angelo, Elizabeth Johnson, undated. Item number 34.
Unidentified author. ALS to unidentified recipient, 25 April 1788. Item number 29.
Unidentified author. Family tree, undated. Unnumbered, tipped into front of volume preceding item number 1.
Unidentified author. Hence ill-boding tears away…, handwritten manuscript, undated. Item number 36.
Unidentified author. In Memory, handwritten manuscript, undated. Laid into front of volume.
Angelo, Domenico, 1717-1802. ALS to Grenville, undated.
Angelo, Domenico, 1717-1802. Diary, handwritten manuscript, undated. Item number 22.
Angelo, Domenico, 1717-1802. ALS to Angelo, Elizabeth Johnson, 3 May 1803. Item number 21.
Dawson, Charles B.?, Burial certificate dated 1898 for Jane Leadbeater, died 6 July 1777. Between items 11 and 12.
Gott, Ann. ALS to Angelo, Elizabeth Johnson, November 1778. Item number 24.
Gott, H. ALS to Angelo, Henry, 30 December 1776. Item number 23.
Griffith, Elizabeth Griffith, 1720?-1793. ALS to Angelo, Elizabeth Johnson, 25 November 1787. Item number 28.
1.3 Huntley, Henry Vere. Appointment of W. St. L. Angelo as commander of McCarthy's Island, Gambia, signed handwritten document, 1 page, 5 June 1840.
1.1 Lemercier?, _____. ALS to Angelo, M. D., 12 February 1786. Item number 27.
MacCamphy?, _____. ALS to Angelo, Elizabeth Johnson, 10 March 1792. Item number 31.
Sartoris, _____. ALS to Angelo, Domenico, 10 November 1796. Item number 32.
Savoye, Louis de. ALS to Angelo, Domenico, undated. Item number 33.
Tickle, Mr. ALS to Angelo, Elizabeth Johnson, undated. Item number 26.
Wood, Elizabeth. 20 ALS to Angelo, Elizabeth Johnson, 1764-1802. Item numbers 1-20.
1.2 Reminiscences of Henry Angelo (London: Henry Colburn, 1830), Volume 2.

Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date