Journal and related notebooks of William Gilpin the younger, no. 46 to 52, Jan 1797-Jan. 1798
The journal, in a series of notebooks numbered 1-158 (114-15, 119-20, 122, 124, 126, 128 and 130 missing), includes copies of many letters and sermons.
- (MS. Eng. misc. f. 246) No. 46, Jan.-Feb. 1797, 106 pages.
- (MS. Eng. misc. f. 247) No. 47, contains a note by Gilpin, 5 Oct. 1843: 'These little stitch-books were meant in the first instance for the hasty insertion of such memoranda of the day as were worth noticing; or for the setting down of the first rude hints of any subject in hand. But by too much enlargement it got troublesome ... latterly they lost the form of a Diary altogether; and became only the depository of what was meant to be written only in a more book-making sort of way ...', Feb.-March 1797, 104 pages.
- (MS. Eng. misc. f. 248) No. 48, March-May 1797, 104 pages.
- (MS. Eng. misc. f. 249) No. 49, May-July 1797, 104 pages.
- (MS. Eng. misc. f. 250) No. 50, July 1797, 114 pages.
- (MS. Eng. misc. f. 251) No. 51, July-Oct. 1797, 106 pages.
- (MS. Eng. misc. f. 252) No. 52, Oct. 1797-Jan. 1798, 104 pages.
- Creation: Jan 1797-Jan. 1798
Language of Materials
MSS. Eng. misc. f. 246-252
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 42541-42547
- See My dearest Betsy, a self-portrait of William Gilpin from his letters and notebooks , ed. Peter Benson (London, 1981).
Mainly bound in blue/grey wrappers