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Victorian broadsides, manuscripts and pamphlets collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 6081

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a broadside advertising prices for exotic fruits and nuts sold by Daniel Melia & Co., Clements St., Leamington; a pamphlet cataloging the Indian condiments sold by Charles Stembridge & Co., The Oriental Depot, 33 Leicester Square, London; an anti-French political broadside; a page from the St. James' Chronicle reprinting a letter discussing anti-Catholic sentiments and the Reform of 1832; aned a broadside presenting an appeal for the unemployed, with a manuscript "Proposal for a Society for Improving the Condition of the Working Classes by the Publication of Essays to be Written Exclusively by Working Men and Labourers". The proposal was written by Charles Tomlinson.


  • 1745 - 1890

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



A collection of broadsides, pamphlets and manuscripts that collectively provide a picture of life in England for both rich and poor during the long 19th century.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from John Drury Rare Books and Howard Rotenberg, April-May, 2014.
Finding aid for the Victorian broadsides, manuscripts and pamphlets collection
Sue Luftschein
2014 October
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States