Petition of British Authors, Washington D.C. (1837)

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: Petition of Thomas Moore, and Other Authors of Great Britain, 24th Cong., 2d sess., 1837, S. Doc. 134.

Petition of British Authors, Washington D.C. (1837), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Petition of THOMAS MOORE, AND OTHER AUTHORS OF GREAT BRITAIN, Praying Congress to grant to them the Exclusive Benefit of their Writings within the United States

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A petition of British authors submitted to Congress. The petition advocated copyright protection for British authors in the United States.

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Year: 1837

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: Petition of Thomas Moore, and Other Authors of Great Britain, 24th Cong., 2d sess., 1837, S. Doc. 134.

Persons referred to:
Babbage, Charles
Baillie, Joanna
Bell, Sir Charles
Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, née Power
Bonaparte, Lucien, 1st Prince of Canino
Bostock, John
Buchanan, James
Buckland, William
Bulwer, Henry Lytton
Calcott, Lady Maria, née Graham
Campbell, Thomas
Carlyle, Thomas
Caunter, Rev. John Hobart
Chalmers, Thomas
Chorley, Henry Fothergill
Clay, Henry
Cunningham, Allan
D'Israeli, Isaac
Disraeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield
Edgeworth, Maria
Ewing, Thomas
Griffin, Gerald
Grimshawe, Thomas Shuttleworth
Hall, Anna Maria, née Fielding
Hall, Samuel Carter
Hallam, Henry
Hayward, Abraham
Howitt, Mary
Howitt, William
James, George Payne Rainsford
Keightley, Thomas
Kirby, William
Lodge, Sir Edmund
Louganis, John Claudius
Lyell, Charles
Lyell, Sir Charles
Lytton, Edward George Lytton Bulwer, 1st Baron
Macfarlane, Charles
Marsh, Anne, née Caldwell
Martineau, Harriet
McVickar, Rev. John
Milman, Rev. Henry Hart
Mitford, Mary Russell
Montgomery, James
Moore, Thomas
Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey
Opie, Amelia
Pardoe, Julia
Potter, Rev. John Philips
Preston, William Campbell
Prout, William
Rogers, Samuel
Roget, Peter Mark
Scott, Sir Walter
Somerville, Mary, née Fairfax
Southey, Robert
Stuart-Wortley, Lady Emmeline, née Manners
Tagart, Edward
Talfourd, Thomas Noon
Temple, Major Sir Grenville
Vaughan, Robert
Webster, Daniel
Whewell, William
White, Charles

Places referred to:
Great Britain
New York

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
U.S. Congress
U.S. Senate


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