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Bright, John, 1811-1889
John Bright Letters
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of over forty letters by John Bright written while he was a member of Parliament and addressed to various individuals.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of over forty letters by Bright written while he was a member of Parliament and addressed to various individuals. Among the topics discussed in these letters are the Poor Laws, the question of Irish independence, the American Civil War and the issue of slavery, and the Corn Laws.

Collection Creator Biography:

Bright, John, 1811-1889

John Bright was a British liberal statesman, associated with Richard Cobden in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League. He was a strong critic of British foreign policy and is considered one of the greatest orators of his generation.

Collection History


Various AM. Letter from Bright to Henry Vincent is a gift of William E. Heitzman.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

John Bright Letters; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1