- Chester, Harry, 1806-1868
- Call number
- Pforz MS
- Physical description
- 1 item
- Preferred Citation
- Harry Chester manuscript material : 1 item, Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library
- Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
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Harry Chester, clerk in the Privy Council office. He was the son of Sir Robert Chetster of Bush Hall, Hertfordshire, who was Master of Ceremonies to George III. To "Sir" : 1 autograph letter signed : 18 Jul 1834 : (BLES 1.075) : from Privy Council Office, Downing St. : begins, "I have to request you will do me the favor to inform me whether the Book of Beauty is still open to contribution ... I have written some lines which have been approved by those who have seen them -- 100 lines rhyming upon a woman's name." Though the letter is addressed to "Sir," the recipient was clearly Lady Blessington, editor of the Book of Beauty. Mounted in v. 1 of the Blessington Papers. Shelved with oversized manuscript volumes.
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