Scope and arrangement
· Holograph manuscript, Tales of the Hall : (MISC 0724) : includes a dedication to the Duchess of Rutland, 1 p. (4to); holograph preface, eight leaves (4to), most written on one side; printed proofs of Books I, II, and III, heavily annotated with holograph corrections, occasionally interleaved with holograph insertions, 52 p. (8vo); and holograph manuscript of Books IV to XXII, ca. 500 leaves (4to), chiefly one-sided. Shelved under "Crabbe" with bound manuscript materials.
· Holograph poem (fragment), "Time" : (MISC 3611) : begins, "To time the greatest things must bow / He lays the mightiest monarchs low..." ; not the same "Time" that was published in the 1834 Poetical Works, and included in Dalrymple-Champneys' edition of the Complete Poetical Works.
· To Mr. Barrett, bookseller in Bath : 1 autograph letter signed : 23 Feb 1816 : (MISC 3610).
· To George Crabbe, clergyman and writer (his eldest son) : 2 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : 24 Jul 1829 : (MISC 1548) : 2 pages (single sheet) : from Mr. Hoare's H. H. : begins, "I find that I might have spared myself the trouble of making such long apology for my want of influence with great men .... -- 1 autograph letter (fragment; signature cut away) : 26 Nov 1828 : (MISC 4290a) : 1 page (single sheet) : [no place] : begins, "... World's Satisfactions. I hope to be with you on Sunday ...."; enclosed within a letter from Crabbe's grandson, George Crabbe (1819-1884), to a Mrs. George Dixon, dated 14 Dec 1857.
· To H. Dockray : 1 autograph envelope : ca. 1 Aug 1821 : (MISC 4023) 08c : dated in another hand. Mounted in Mary Ann Humble autograph album. Shelved with oversized bound manuscript materials.
· To the Dean of Lincoln : 1 autograph letter signed : 24 Nov [no year] : (MISC 3981) : begins, "I rejoice with you on the State of public Affairs, but cannnot call you ..." Tipped into grangerized copy of Hazlitt's Spirit of the Age. Shelved with bound manuscript material under "Hazlitt.".
· To John Murray, Crabbe's publisher : 2 autograph letters signed : ca. Feb. 1819 (MISC 0725) ; 6 Apr. 1819 (MISC 1333). Both letters discuss the publication of Tales of the Hall. With (MISC 0725) is a note in Crabbe's hand, apparently listing different title choices for the book.
· To Amelia Opie, novelist and poet : 1 autograph letter signed : 14 Dec 1818 : (O'ANA 0012) : begins, "Not one Hour after the Receipt of your Letter will I defer my thanks." Mounted in the grangerized copy of Brightwell's Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie. Shelved with oversized manuscript volumes.
· To Samuel Rogers, fellow poet : 1 autograph letter signed : 28 Mar. 1819 : (MISC 3612) : addressing the nearing completion of Tales of the Hall, and family matters.
· To James Wenn, solicitor of Ipswich and steward for the Helmingham estates : 1 autograph letter signed : 24 Nov 1809 : (MISC 4027) : regarding an ongoing legal transaction.
· To an unidentified "Sir" : 1 autograph letter signed : [1817?] : (MISC 4044) : begins, "It is very distressing to me that I must inform a Gentleman who has been so obliging, that I have it not in my power to do the Trifle he honours me by requiring.".