Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: Letter from Sir John Vanbrugh, London, to Jacob Tonson I, Paris : autograph manuscript

Digital Image File Name: 
52607
Source Call Number: 
C.c.1 (51)
Source Title: 
Letter from Sir John Vanbrugh, London, to Jacob Tonson I, Paris : autograph manuscript
Image Details: 
Shares news that he has "taken this great Leap in the Dark: marriage." Reproaches Tonson for not writing to him and hopes that Tonson will make a winter trip to England. Shares news of Lord Cobham, the Duchess of Marlborough, and the Duke of Newcastle. Unsigned.
Source Created or Published: 
1719 July 1
Physical Description: 
1r
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736.
Title (Hamnet): 
Papers of Jacob Tonson [manuscript], 1680-1737.
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
83 items.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Congreve, William, 1670-1729 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Somers, John Somers, Baron, 1651-1716 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Somerset, Charles Seymour, Duke of, 1662-1748 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Stanyan, Abraham, 1669?-1732 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Stepney, George, 1663-1707 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Strafford, Thomas Wentworth, Earl of, 1672-1739 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736 -- Death and burial -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Tonson, Jacob, d. 1735 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Vanbrugh, John, Sir, 1664-1726 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Wills -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Wills -- 18th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Wilson, George, fl. 1735 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Newton, Richard, 1676-1753 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Receipts (financial records) -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of, 1693-1768 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Marlborough, Henrietta Churchill, Duchess of, 1681-1733 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Atterbury, Francis, 1662-1732 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Bowers, Thomas, 1659 or 60-1724 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Copyright -- Early works to 1800 -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Creech, Thomas, 1659-1700 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Davenant, Henry, b. 1679 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Dryden, John, 1631-1700 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Grafton, Charles Fitzroy, Duke of, 1683-1757 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Halifax, George Montagu, Earl of, ca. 1684-1739 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Jekyll, Elizabeth, d. 1745 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Jekyll, Joseph, Sir, 1663-1738 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Kennett, Basil, 1674-1715 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Kneller, Godfrey, Sir, 1646-1723 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Letters -- 18th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Manuscripts -- 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Manuscripts -- 18th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Pelham, Henry, 1695?-1754 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Poems -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Poems -- 18th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Receipts (financial records) -- 18th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Stanhope, Charles, 1673-1760 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Letters -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Pulteney, Daniel, 1682?-1731 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Creech, Thomas, 1659-1700, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Somers, John Somers, Baron, 1651-1716, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Pulteney, Daniel, 1682?-1731, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Vanbrugh, John, Sir, 1664-1726, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Stanyan, Abraham, 1669?-1732, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Atterbury, Francis, 1662-1732, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Bentley, Richard, 1662-1742.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Bowers, Thomas, 1659 or 60-1724, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Congreve, William, 1670-1729, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Davenant, Henry, b. 1679, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Dryden, John, 1631-1700, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Grafton, Charles Fitzroy, Duke of, 1683-1757, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Jekyll, Elizabeth, d. 1745, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Jekyll, Joseph, Sir, 1663-1738, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Kennett, Basil, 1674-1715, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Kit-Cat Club (London, England)
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Kneller, Godfrey, Sir, 1646-1723, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Marlborough, Henrietta Churchill, Duchess of, 1681-1733, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of, 1693-1768, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Newton, Richard, 1676-1753, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Pelham, Henry, 1695?-1754, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Somerset, Charles Seymour, Duke of, 1662-1748, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Stanhope, Charles, 1673-1760, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Stepney, George, 1663-1707, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Strafford, Thomas Wentworth, Earl of, 1672-1739, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Tonson, Jacob, 1714-1767.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Tonson, Jacob, d. 1735.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Wilson, George, fl. 1735, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Baker family (Bayfordbury), former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Halifax, George Montagu, Earl of, ca. 1684-1739, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719, correspondent.
Notes (Hamnet): 
In addition to letters, the collection contains copyright assignments, receipts, bills (including one for expenses associated with the funeral of Jacob Tonson), drafts of the elder Jacob Tonson's will, and poems.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Materials written by or to Jacob Tonson I or Jacob Tonson II, with a handful of bills addressed to Jacob Tonson III. Autograph manuscripts by prominent literary figures such as John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Richard Bentley, Joseph Addison, William Congreve, and John Vanbrugh as well as letters from others, chiefly members of the Kit-Cat Club. The correspondence is representative of both Tonson's professional and personal activities: several letters concern gathering engravings and subscriptions for a fine edition of Caesar's Commentaries (ultimately published by Samuel Clarke), while others thank Tonson for his gifts of cider. Transcripts of 10 letters from Alexander Pope concern Lewis Theobald's Shakespeare. Correspondents: Joseph Addison, Roger de Coverley (pseud.?), Francis Atterbury, William Congreve, S. Compton, Thomas Creech, Henry Molins Davenant, John Dennis, John Dryden, Charles Fitzroy (Duke of Grafton), George Montagu (Earl of Halifax), Elizabeth Jekyll, Joseph Jekyll, Basil Kennett, Sir Godfrey Kneller, Henrietta Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough), Henry Pelham, Thomas Pelham-Holles (Duke of Newcastle), Thomas Bowers, Richard Newton, Daniel Pulteney, Thomas Wentworth (Baron Raby, later Earl of Strafford), John Somers, Charles Seymour (Duke of Somerset), Abraham Stanyan, Charles Stanhope, George Stepney, Sir John Vanbrugh, George Wilson.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Poems listed in the Folger index of first lines.
Provenance (Hamnet): 
The collection passed, through the daughter of Jacob Tonson III (d. 1767), who married William Baker of Bayfordbury. When obtained by the Folger many pieces had been removed from the album in which the MSS were then mounted. Items 77-83 are photographs of 7 Dryden letters formerly in this album, but now in the collections of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA.
Call Number (Hamnet): 
C.c.1 (1-83)