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Narcissus Luttrell memorandum

 Collection
Identifier: MS-GAR-037
Copied from dealer description: "Narcissus Luttrell, 17 September 1724, MS Memorandum on Purchasing News & Print in His Absence; Memorands Left with servants Nan Bird & Mary Stevenson at Chelsea on [this instant?] 17 September 1724." Narcissus Luttrell (1657–1732) was an English historian, diarist, and bibliographer, and briefly Member of Parliament for two different Cornish boroughs. He published a chronicle of the Parliaments of England and Great Britain from 1678 to 1714, distilled from his diary.

Dates

  • 1724 September 17

Creator

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Collection is open for use.

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Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Biographical / Historical

Narcissus Luttrell (1657–1732) was an English historian, diarist, and bibliographer, and briefly Member of Parliament for two different Cornish boroughs. He published a chronicle of the Parliaments of England and Great Britain from 1678 to 1714, distilled from his diary.

Scope and Contents

Copied from dealer description, a transcription of its contents: "Narcissus Luttrell, 17 September 1724, MS Memorandum on Purchasing News & Print in His Absence; Memorands Left with servants Nan Bird & Mary Stevenson at Chelsea on [this instant?] 17 September 1724

1. Take care of the house, fire & candle & shut up all the doors & windows every night before tis dark, & Be not out after, & you may bolt the doors in the day time . 2. Take a note of the names of any persons & their business that come to speak with us & give me an account Thereof in a letter by the post, either upon [the hour?] or a [over?] night, & you may enclose any single letter, especially if you know it requires speedily an answer. 3. Keep an account of what you lay our every day, & set down the days, & also an account how much every day Phil Herb[er]t & attend in the garden, & pay them according to that on every [hour?], but keep this account in a distinct paper. [4.] Be very careful of letting strangers into the house on any pretense whatsoever. 54) 5. If any thing extraordinary happens, send word thereof immediately. 6. Let with you 12. Guineas when I went towards housekeeping & if you want any more, give me notice & l will Order accordingly. 7. As the news comes in every day, examine it by the paper to see you have all come in that should, & if she brings it not, compel her to bring it the next day. 8. Be sure that the news be black & clear printed with a broad margin on the inner side. 9. Mr. Valentine writes to me every post night, so you may sent a not to him every day to put into his letter, if any thing happens. 10. Let old Mary get all the Catalogues of Books, Pictures, &c. which you see in the printed papers & send her for them to the place of sale on that very morning the auction begins, & if any money is to be paid for them, Of she goeth to Mr. Worrall, he will get them gratis."

Physical Location

This collection is located at the Evergreen Library and Museum.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Quaritch, July 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordon Steele, March 2015.

Repository Details

Part of the John Work Garrett Library (Evergreen Museum and Library) Repository

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