Harold Moser collection on John Agg, 1813-2000s

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Moser, Harold D.
Harold D. Moser research materials about the life and work of John Agg (1783-1855).
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Research material from various libraries and online searches compiled by Dr. Moser regarding John Agg, including handwriting analyses, biographical and genealogical information, and other secondary source materials. Includes a copy of Agg's 3-volume set The Secret Memoirs of an Illustrious Princess; or, The Royal Sufferer, edited by Agg and printed in London in 1813 by M. Jones, Newgate-Street and G. Hughes, No. 221 Tottenham-Court-Road.

Biographical / historical:

Harold D. Moser (d. 2016) served as editor of the Daniel Webster Papers Project (Dartmouth College) and the Papers of Andrew Jackson (University of Tennessee), and was a professor of American history at the University of Tennessee from 1979 to 2003. He was also a scholar and researcher on John Agg, an affiliate of Daniel Webster.

John Agg was born in Evesham, England on November 29, 1783. He was the oldest of five children born to his father, (also) John Agg, who was a printer and publisher. Agg eventually decided to learn the trade himself. Beginning in 1811, he edited Towntalk, or Living Manners, in London. In 1814, Agg was sentenced imprisoned and fined for libel. After his release, he emigrated to the Washington, D.C. to work as a stenographer and court reporter for Congress. He also served as editor of a daily national journal. Agg died on April 13, 1855, at the age of 71.

Acquisition information:
The Harold Moser Collection on John Agg was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.
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Processed by Christian Cleaveland, Oct. 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0146

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Publishers and publishing -- United States
Periodical editors -- United States
Agg, John, 1783-1855


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