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Alexander Pope receipt

 Unprocessed
Identifier: ViU-2022-0003

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.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased, 5 January 2022.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • February 28, 1720

Creator

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (One letter size folder)

Inventory

1 item