Sharp, John, 1723-1792.
John Sharp letters to Thomas Adams, 1778-1788.
John Sharp (1723-1792), Church of England clergyman and charity administrator in the diocese of Durham. Sharp, brother to the abolitionist Granville Sharp, was raised to the archdeaconry of Northumberland in 1758 and a decade later received a stall in Durham Cathedral. From 1772, he was the senior trustee for Lord Crewe's trust, in charge of Bamburgh Castle and Bamburgh church. He resided in the castle, and was known for his philanthropic establishments.
Thirty-one autograph letters to Thomas Adams of Alnwick, attorney to the Crewe Trust. Most of the letters are written from Bamburgh Castle and concern routine legal matters; some also refer to matters concerning the coastal defenses of Northumberland.
Purchased from Alex Fotheringham on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund, 2009.
In English.
John Sharp Letters to Thomas Adams. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Adams, Thomas, of Alnwick. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb2009009058
Sharp, John, 1723-1792.
Bamburgh Castle (England) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85011421
Administration of estates -- England -- Bamburgh.
Castles -- England. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85020710
Coast defenses -- Great Britain. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85056631
Bamburgh (England) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n95011323
Northumbria (England : Region) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh91000429
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