Title: Ebenezer Elliott, correspondence and literary manuscripts with related material
Classmark: BC MS 19c Elliott
Creator(s): Elliott, Ebenezer (1781-1849)
Main language: English
Size and medium: 14 envelopes and 2 bound vols, variously manuscript, typescript, and printed
Collection group(s): English Literature
Comprises: (1) 2 bound quarto volumes on Elliott: one by E.R. Seary, 1929, containing a 98 ff. typescript carbon biography entitled 'Reinvestigation into the sources of the biographical material of Ebenezer Elliott the Corn-law rhymer', with some illustrations and cuttings; the other entitled 'Notes', but containing a collection of press cuttings; (2) approximately 30 autograph manuscripts, chiefly letters, by Elliott, but including a few poems and epitaphs and a list of possessions, held in two folders; (3) another folder containing: John Elliott, 'Plain matters of fact relative to the new Grinder's life preservative', Sheffield, 1822; a few letters of 1913 from W.W. Cadell to W.T. Freemantle; two notes of 1871 by Mrs F.A. Watkins and Miss N. Elliott; a paste-up pamphlet containing some verse in print and an article on Elliott in 'Pontis's Annual'; a few 19th century magazine articles; correspondence of 1928 between Seary and J.A. Symington; miscellaneous other fragments relating to Elliott; (4) Freemantle's copies in his hand of letters by Elliott and of a proposed bibliography
The bound volumes are embossed on their spines with gilt lettering, thus: (1) E.R. SEARY. 1929. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. EBENEZER ELLIOTT. CORN LAW RHYMER.; (2) NOTES. EBENEZER ELLIOTT. CORN LAW RHYMER.
Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849), 'the corn-law rhymer'. For details of his life and work, see the Dictionary of National Biography.
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