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King, Edward, ? 1735-1807 (writer and antiquary)



  • Existence: ? 1735 - 1807


Edward King (1735?-1807), miscellaneous writer, elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1767, was temporarily President in 1784, until Lord De Ferrars could assume Presidency; but on seeking re-election in opposition to Ferrars, King was massively defeated. His speech on quitting the chair was printed, and he ceased to make communications to the Society thereafter.

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Anecdotes of the times (notebook) and printed resignation speech

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9438
Dates: 1769-1784
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