[Letters, 1730-1732, from Jonathan Richardson to Ralph Palmer] [manuscript], [1730-1732] | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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.