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William Fiott: Notions

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4380-4399

Scope and Contents

A series of commonplace books entitled 'Notions', containing numbered paragraphs on current affairs, the majority appearing to be extracts from speeches in Parliament. The collection includes volumes 1, 3-10, 13-18, 20-23 and 25. Each volume has a list of contents. In MSS.Add.4381-4383 many of the paragraphs are dated and the speaker's name is occasionally pencilled in. Lying in MS.Add.4397 is a visiting card of Wm. Ed. Fiott. This identifies the writer as the brother of John Lee (formerly Fiott), of Hartwell, with some of whose books the volumes were received.


  • 1832-1838


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20 volume(s) (20 volumes paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by W. Aldis Wright, 1906.

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