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Biographical and topographical notes, written in about 1820-1842, partly by miss Pigott

MS. Pigott d. 26
Held at the Weston Library

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'Miscellaneous biographical and topographical notes [each] alphabetically arranged (1830-1842)'; a modern title: these are notes and anecdotes made by, or sent to, miss Pigott and chiefly used in her two books Private Correspondence and Records of Real Life..

Among the biographical notes are:

  1. (fol. 26) some relating to Benjamin Bathurst (d. 1809)
  2. (fol. 31) George Campbell, son of -- Campbell of Calder
  3. (fol. 44) Charles I
  4. (fol. 58)Hamilton family
  5. (fol. 61) lord Hill (d. 1842)
  6. (fol. 78) Macdonell family
  7. (fol. 88) circumstances leading to the duel between mr. Stapleton and major-gen. Lewis Moore, 1832
  8. (fol. 96) miss H. Pigott herself, 1831, etc.
  9. (fol. 107) Narinska de Schouvaloff, in French
  10. (fol. 128) John Walmesley (18th cent.)
  11. (fol. 130) Williams family of Eaton, Salop.

There are notes on German places at fol. 132, and on Italian at fol. 149: at fol. 140 is a Legend of Charndon Oak, co. Bucks.


  • Creation: written in about 1820-1842, partly by miss Pigott


158 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • French


MS. Pigott d. 26

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 23450

Physical Facet

On paper


10 5/8 × 9 3/8 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom