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William R. Lawrence Papers

Identifier: William R. Lawrence papers


The William R. Lawrence papers consist of letters written by nineteenth-century notable people (including Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Carter Hall, prolific publisher-authors), which were gathered by William R. Lawrence ?(1812-1855) as an autograph collection. Many autographed items were placed in individual folders and some items have been commented upon (perhaps by Lawrence). The collection includes the autograph letter, dated Novemebr 22, 1836, from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Samuel Carter Hall.


  • Creation: 1829-1856

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the John M.K. Davis Reading Room of the Watkinson Library, Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws when using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository. Also, digital surrogates may be provided to researchers, in accordance with the duplication policy of the Watkinson Library.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information (e.g. social security numbers) in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Biographical / Historical

William R. Lawrence ?(1812-1855) was a collector of autographs.


1 Cubic Feet (3 flat archival boxes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source Unknown

Processing Information

The collection was arranged prior to 2016. The collection was catalogued sometime between 2016 and 2019.

Guide to the William R. Lawrence papers
In Progress
Eric C. Stoykovich
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Watkinson Library - Archival Collections Repository

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