CARLISLE, Nicholas. 15555



Autograph Letter Signed, to G.W.Brackenridge, Bristol, about the meetings of the Society of Antiquaries, and the exhibition of his correspondent’s Drawing. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, with integral address leaf, red wax seal, fine. Somerset Place, 4 July 1828. Nicholas Carlisle (1771-1847), antiquary and librarian. In 1806, he became a candidate for the office of Secretary to the Society of Antiquaries, which he obtained the following year. In 1812, he became an Assistant Librarian of the Royal Library; he went on to accompany that collection to the British Museum, which he attended two days each week. He wrote several topographical dictionaries of England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. He also wrote an historical account of Charitable Commissioners, and of Foreign Orders of Knighthood.