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Cooke, George Wingrove, 1814-1865
George Wingrove Cooke "Memoirs of Lord Bolingbroke" Manuscript
Manuscripts Division
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


A bound volume of the complete manuscript of "Memoirs of Lord Bolingbroke" by British lawyer and historian George Wingrove Cooke (1814-1865).

Collection Description & Creator Information


This bound volume consists of the complete manuscript of George Wingrove Cooke's first book, Memoirs of Lord Bolingbroke, written while he was still a student. Also included is a letter from Cooke to John Wilson Croker, reviewer of the Quarterly who had given Cooke a very severe review on the book's first appearance. A clipping of the letter, which was printed in the Courier on October 19, 1835, is attached to the upper endpapers.

Collection Creator Biography:

Cooke, George Wingrove, 1814-1865

George Wingrove Cooke (1814-1865) was a British lawyer and whig historian and biographer. He was born in Bristol and studied at Jesus College, Oxford where he obtained his bachelor's degree in 1834. While attending Jesus College, Cooke also studied law at the University of London. He was called to the bar in 1835, the same year he published his first book, Memoirs of Lord Bolingbroke, a two-volume biography.

Collection History


Purchase, 2014 (AM 2015-48).


No material was separated during 2014 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in December 2014. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in December 2014.

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:

George Wingrove Cooke "Memoirs of Lord Bolingbroke" Manuscript; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1