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Letters between William Cuming, M.D., and Richard Gough, esq., chiefly relating to Hutchins's History of Dorsetshire: with others on miscellaneous subjects, written in A.D. 1770-1790, by W. Cuming, R. Gough, etc.

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MS. Top. gen. c. 8

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'Letters between William Cuming, M.D., and Richard Gough, esq., chiefly relating to Hutchins's History of Dorsetshire: with others on miscellaneous subjects.' There are about 197 letters from Cuming to Gough, 1770-87 (fol. 6, etc.), about 112 drafts of letters from Gough to Cuming, 1770-87 (fol. 8, etc.). There are also about thirty-two letters from Cuming to John Nichols (1773-5; fols. 10, 52, etc.), Emmanuel Mendes Da Costa (1776-83; fol. 383, etc.), and others, with ten replies (some copies) from Nichols, and sixteen, all unsigned, from Da Costa. There are formal documents about Hutchins's Dorset at fols. 20, 362.

Dates

  • written in A.D. 1770-1790, by W. Cuming, R. Gough, etc.

Extent

634 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Shelfmark

MS. Top. gen. c. 8

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. V, no. 25525.

Custodial History

Lot 1104 in the Gough Nichols sale, 1874. Fols. 624-31 (four letters from Gough to J. C. Walter, 1788-90) were purchased in April, 1885.

Gough Nichols coll. vol. no. 16 (from 1874 to about 1884).

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

14 × 8 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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