Contents and Arrangement

Henry Stanyford Blanckley Letters to Maria Tonna and Mary Louisa, 1813 September 7-1816 April 23

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of five letters, mainly written from Bath, to his daughter Maria Tonna and granddaughter, Mary Louisa, at Birkett Street, Soho, Liverpool. While the letters are primarily from Henry Stanyford Blanckley, Sr., several of the letters also contain additions by Blanckley's son Henry, Jr., and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Diana. The letters describe Blanckley's military service, a reception by the Prince Regent at Brighton, embarkation for America with his wife, his unhappiness at being recalled by Wellington, life in Bath, and his state of health.


Materials are grouped by family member.

Collection History


Nothing was separated from the collection during 2016 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in November 2016. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in November 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Henry Stanyford Blanckley Letters to Maria Tonna and Mary Louisa; Blanckley Family Papers, C1542, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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