Scope and arrangement
Partial-holograph epistolary and poetical piece for the Weekly Political Register : 5 Sep 1818 : (MISC 4022) : from North Hempstead [Long Island] : 42 pages : includes manuscript of "To John Cartwright Esq. ... On the conduct of the Westminster Rump and on that of Mr. Hunt and Sir Francis Burdett" which appeared in the Weekly Political Register, v. 34, issue 11 (5 Dec 1818). 34 ⁷/₈ pages in the hand of amanuensis; the rest in Cobbett's hand, signed at the end. Concludes with an autograph letter (copy) signed by Cobbett to Mrs. [Jeremiah] Brandeth, whose husband, a stocking knitter, had been executed in Derby. Shelved under "Cobbbett" with bound manuscript volumes.|||To John Yonge Akerman, numismatist and antiquarian : 1 autograph letter signed : 22 Mar 1829 : (MISC 4172) : from Kensington : 1¹/₄ pages (double sheet) : on the subject of the duel fought between the Prime Minister, the Duke of Wellington, and Lord Winchelsea in Battersea Fields the previous day; begins, "If this be not sport, the Devil is in it! What! The Boroughmongers shot at by the 'hero of Waterloo' ...".|||To Montagu Burgoyne, politician : 1 autograph letter signed : 24 Feb 1807 : (MISC 3602b) : from Betley : 1 page (single sheet) : begins, "By the date you will perceive that I am not so near you, as you thought ..."; includes, "...I am very anxious to possess an Essex dog.".|||To John Clewer, an associate : 1 autograph letter signed : 30 Jun [1806?] : (MISC 3604) : [no place] : 1 page (single sheet) : begins, "The Volume containing the Population Returns for the whole kingdom of England and Wales is worth your acceptance, & is not to be got for money ..." With a note in a later hand at the top of the letter: "Mr. Cobbett used always to speak in the most contemptuous terms of the poor man to whom this is addressed.".|||To Mr. Cook, draper, of Dudley : 1 autograph letter signed : 6 May 1830 : (MISC 3606) : from Wolverhampton : 1 page (double sheet) : begins, "The bearer, Mr. Dean, is my agent, and I send him to you that he may render any assistance that you find necessary for the lecturing this evening.".|||To J. Hardy, shoemaker, of Fleet Street : 1 autograph letter signed : 24 Mar 1815 : (MISC 3562) : from Betley : 1 page (double sheet) : briefly commenting on Napoleon's escape from Elba; begins, "How do you do? How do you do, I say?".|||To William Molineux, printer : 1 autograph note unsigned : [ca. 1815] : (MISC 3601) : [no place] : 1 page (single sheet) : reads in full, "Mr. Molineux will let me know what state he has 'Paper Against Gold' in. How much of it is done?" Mounted to cardstock.|||To A.J. Valpy, classical scholar and printer : 1 autograph letter signed : 18 May 1802 : (MISC 3602a) : from Pall Mall : 2 pages (single sheet) : responding to a letter of praise, remarking on various points in his career; begins, "The constant attention, which, for some days past, I have been compelled to give my business, has prevented me from answering ...".