Guide to the Harold Moser Collection on John Agg, 1813-2000s
Harold D. Moser research materials about the life and work of John Agg (1783-1855).
- Collection Number
- Harold Moser collection on John Agg
- Moser, Harold D.
- 1.0 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
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.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
Use & Permissions
The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Harold Moser Collection on John Agg, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Includes handwritten notes, genealogy and family trees, and other library research printouts.
Moser's handwriting analysis of Agg's signature and other words; notes and research regarding him and forgeries.
Volume, edited by Agg.
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.
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The Harold Moser Collection on John Agg was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.
Processed by Christian Cleaveland, Oct. 2017
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0146