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Alexander Pope receipt

 Collection — Box: BW 44, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16660

Content Description

This collection contains a manuscript autograph draft signed by John Caryll for payment to Alexander Pope with Pope's signed receipt and is addressed to Richard Wright, goldsmith, at Convent [sic] Garden. The ink manuscript is on a small sheet of paper (66mm X 154mm) with writing on both sides and is housed in a cloth-backed archival folder.

The document says "Pray pay unto Mr. Alex: Pope (or order) the Sum of Eleven pounds and place it to the ye acct. of yr. freind J. Caryll." On the verso is Pope's signed receipt, "Rcd. eleven pounds the Contents of this bill, pr. Mr. Richd. Wright 7 Mar. 1720. A. Pope." A further signature by Richard Bowery as a witness, and a manuscript calculation indicating that Wright may have charged a fee of 1s 6d for this transaction.

Dates

  • February 28, 1720

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (One letter size folder)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Christopher Edwards by the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on January 5, 2022.

Condition Description

Good
Title
Guide to the Alexander Pope receipt
Author
Rose Oliveira, Accessioning Archivist
Date
3 February 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States