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MS Add.6234 Medical Lecture Notes
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MS Add.6237 Emil Heitz : Index verborum in Aristotelem
MS Add.6238 Cambridge Symphony Concerts executive committee: minute book
MS Add.6239-6248 Richard Mackenzie Bacon: correspondence and papers
MS Add.624 The Cambridge Election
MS Add.6249 Tantum Ergo, a duet for soprano and contralto, with instrumental accompaniment
MS Add.6250 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: overture to 'The Magic Flute' in the hands of Sir George Smart and Mary Anne Bacon
MS Add.6251 A collection of verses and translations transcribed by Mary Anne Bacon
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Richard Mackenzie Bacon: correspondence and papers

Title Richard Mackenzie Bacon: correspondence and papers
Reference GBR/0012/MS Add.6239-6248
Creator Bacon, Richard Mackenzie, 1776-1844
Covering Dates 1752–1844
Extent and Medium 8 volumes, 1 box-file and 1 bundle
Repository Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Content and context

Richard Mackenzie Bacon (1775-1844), musician, journalist and writer, was born at Norwich, where he attended the free school. In 1793 he established a connection with the Norwich Mercury, of which he later became editor (1816) and principal proprietor. In 1813 Bacon and Bryan Donkin obtained a patent for a new printing machine, which was described in Bacon's publication. As well as the Mercury, Bacon was also proprietor and editor of the Quarterly musical magazine and review, which was first published in London in 1818. He also helped to establish the Norwich Musical Festival. Bacon died at Cossey, near Norwich, on 27 November 1844.

Includes letters from Edward Harbord, 3rd Baron Suffield to R. M. Bacon and others

Received with the Sedley Taylor Collection, 1920.

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Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Richard Mackenzie Bacon: correspondence and papers, MS Add.6239-6248

Further information

Some of the papers were published in R.M. Bacon, ed., Memoir of Edward third Baron Suffield (Norwich, 1838).

Index Terms
Astronomy
Literature
Music
Parliament
Babbage, Charles (1791-1871) mathematician
Bacon, Richard Mackenzie (1776-1844) newspaper editor and music critic
Harbord, Edward (1781-1835) 3rd Baron Suffield, politician
Keppel, George Thomas (1799-1891) 6th Earl of Albemarle, army officer
Coke, Thomas William (1754-1842) 1st earl of Leicester of Holkham, politician and agriculturist
Ellice, Edward (1783-1863) merchant and politician
Airy, Sir George Biddell (1801-1892) Knight, astronomer
Bathurst, Henry (? 1744-1837) bishop of Norwich
Boileau, Sir John Peter (1794-1869) Knight, antiquary
Braham, John (? 1777-1856) singer
Dickens, Charles John Huffam (1812-1870) novelist and journalist
Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer - (1803-1873) 1st Baron Lytton, writer and politician
Bartholdy, Jacobludwig Felix Mendelssohn - (1809-1847) composer
Meyerbeer, Giacomo (1791-1864) composer
Opie, Amelia (1769-1853) novelist and poet
Scott, Sir Walter (1771-1832) 1st Baronet, novelist and poet
Turner, Dawson (1775-1858) banker, botanist and antiquary
Turton, Thomas (1780-1864) bishop of Ely
Manuscripts/MS Add.6239-6248 contains:
MS Add.6239 Letters from Edward Harbord, 3rd Baron Suffield to R. M. Bacon and others.
1 volume.
1818–1824
MS Add.6240 Letters from Edward Harbord, 3rd Baron Suffield to R. M. Bacon and others.
1 volume.
1825–1835
MS Add.6241 Correspondence and papers. Includes letters from Edward Harbord, 3rd Baron Suffield; George Keppel, later 6th Earl of Albemarle; W.E.L. Bulwer; and E.L. Bulwer.
1 volume.
1824–1835
MS Add.6242 Correspondence and papers. Includes letters from Frances, Lady Stafford; Thomas William Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester; G.E. Anson; Edward Ellice; B. Smith; and W.E.L. Bulwer. 1823–1841
MS Add.6243 Correspondence and papers. Includes letters from Richard Clark; Sir James Macdonald; Henry Bathurst, bishop of Norwich; and Thomas William Coke, 1st earl of Leicester.
1 volume.
1818–1839
MS Add.6244 Correspondence and papers. Includes letters from Sir Henry Bedingfield; Sir John P. Boileau; John Braham; F. C. Husenbreth; Thomas William Coke, 1st earl of Leicester; and Frances, Lady Stafford.
1 folder.
1784–1872
MS Add.6245 Correspondence and papers. Includes letters from and autographs of E. L. Bulwer, T. Latour, Amelia Opie, and Tyrone Power. In English, Italian, French, and German.
1 volume.
1798–1874
MS Add.6246 Correspondence and papers. Includes letters from and autographs of Sir G. B. Airy, Charles Babbage, Felix Mendelssohn, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Sir Walter Scott, George Thackeray, and Dawson Turner. In English, French, and Italian.
1 volume.
1752–1840
MS Add.6247 Correspondence and papers. Includes letters from and autographs of Sir Egerton Brydges; C. W. Cope; Isaac D'Israeli; Charles Dickens; and Thomas Turton, bishop of Ely. In English, French, Italian, and German.
1 volume.
1802–1844
MS Add.6248 Envelopes franked by peers and members of parliament.
1 box.
1818–1840

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