[Letters, 1730-1732, from Jonathan Richardson to Ralph Palmer] [manuscript], [1730-1732] | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contains four letters from the author to Ralph Palmer esqr. in Little Chelsea. The third letter contains mention of Milton's Paradise Lost.
Author's name from autograph on fol. 5r. -- Title supplied by cataloger.
Script: In an early 18th century English hand.
Binding: Modern aquamarine cloth.
Accompanying materials: With 4 seals: Fols. 5v, 13v, 16r and 25v: (red, 2 cm. diam. oval) applied, bearing female figure holding a sword and shield surrounded by text. -- Evidence of seals on fol. 19 recto and verso.
Origin: Location based on script. -- Dates from fol. 13v: "April ye 7th 1730" and fol. 23r: "3 May 1732."
Provenance: Acquired from Faye, 25 March 1939.
Former shelfmark: Q. 821 M64 M2rl (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Former shelfmark: MS 293 (from foot of fol. 3r).
Shelfmark: Urbana, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Post-1650 MS 248.
Original letters mounted on fols. 6r, 14r, 20r and 26r.
Extent of mounted 18th century leaves included in foliation (fols. 4-5, 9-13, 16-19 and 22-25).
Fols. 1, 6-8, 14-15, 20-21 and 26-31 are blank.