Sykes, Mark Masterman, 3rd Baronet
Biographical dates - Period of existence1771 - 1823
Other Information3rd Bt, of Sledmere House, Driffield, East Yorkshire; see DNB; Fletcher, Collectors, 331-6; de Ricci, English Collectors, 95-6; Dennis E. Rhodes, `Some English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Book-collectors in Italy, 1467-1850', in Bookbindings and Other Bibliophily. Essays in Honour of Anthony Hobson, ed. Dennis E. Rhodes (Verona, 1994), 247-76, at 272; for the library at Sledmere, including an illustration of Thomas Malton's watercolour of it in 1795, see John Cornforth, `The Library', in Richard Sykes and others, Sledmere House: An Illustrated Survey of the Yorkshire Home of the Sykes Family ([Huntingdon, 1980]), 14-16; Catalogue of the Splendid, Curious, and Extensive Library of the Late Sir Mark Masterman Sykes, Bart. (London: Evans, 11 May 1824) [the Bodleian's copy is annotated with names of purchasers and prices]; the Sykes family archives are now on deposit in the Archives and Special Collections Dept of the Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull; they contain little in the way of information about Sykes and his books, and nothing about incunabula; some books have his coat of arms stamped in gilt on the cover or on a label: see Davenport 364-5; for bibliography on the house in general see English, Great Landowners of East Yorkshire, 242; for the history of the family (with an emphasis on racing interests) see J. Fairfax-Blakeborough, Sykes of Sledmere: The Record of a Sporting Family and Famous Stud (London, 1929).
MARC Area Codee-uk
PlaceSledmere, Yorkshire (Geonames Id: 2637656)
Profession / Type of InstitutionPolitician
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