Alexander Pope receipt
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.
Purchased, 5 January 2022.
- February 28, 1720
- Caryll, John, 1667-1736 (Person)
.03 Cubic Feet (One letter size folder)