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Kirkpatrick, J. Collection
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center
Colonel James Kirkpatrick (1729-1818), British Army Colonel and father of James Achilles Kirkpatrick. This collection contains seven letters sent by Kirkpatrick to Mr. Booth, a London bookseller in 1810 and 1811.
The collection is open for research.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Bartolozzi, Francesco Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
Colonel James Kirkpatrick was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1729. James Kirkpatrick had one child, William, in 1754, in Ireland, though William’s mother is unknown. At some point, James was either stationed, due to his association with the British military, or simply moved to India. There, he met and married Katherine Monro, born in Madras, India, in 1744, on March 14, 1761. James and Katherine had two more children, George and James. James Achilles Kirkpatrick, Col. Kirpatrick’s son, was the the British Resident at Hyderabad, India. He gained a measure of fame for his construction of the Koti Residence, an opulent palace built for himself and his Indian wife, Khair-un-Nissa. Col. Kirkpatrick presumably moved back to England at some point at the end of his life, based on the addresses of the letters in this collection, though it is unknown when this happened. Col. James Kirkpatrick died in 1818.
The J. Kirkpatrick Collection contains seven letters written by Kirkpatrick in Exeter to John Booth, a London-based bookseller. The letters concern, among other things, the publication of Kirkpatrick’s works. These letters are dated between 1810 and 1811 and are all arranged chronologically.
The collection was previously part of the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection.
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