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.
- February 28, 1720
- Caryll, John, 1667-1736 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
.03 Cubic Feet (One letter size folder)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased from Christopher Edwards by the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on January 5, 2022.
- Guide to the Alexander Pope receipt
- Rose Oliveira, Accessioning Archivist
- 3 February 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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