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Gough's diary etc., Written in about 1740-1805, almost entirely by R. Gough

MS. Eng. poet. c. 5
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. Fol. 10. Gough's diary, 1761-7
  2. Fol. 120. 'Peregrinatio Wakefeldiana, 1766, a half cento from Virgil, in Latin
  3. Fol. 129. a drawing of, and poem about, Dinas Bran, near Llangollen, 1767
  4. Fol. 139. a poem on a supposed 'Battle of the Books' in the Bodleian, about A.D. 1767-8
  5. Fol. 145. poem 'on the Society of Antiquaries [of London] & their library', about A.D. 1768
  6. Fol. 192. poems connected with Gough's marriage in 1774, cf. fol. 94
  7. Fol. 207. poems of a local nature, chiefly relating to Enfield, from 1770 on
  8. Fol. 257. poem by Isaac D'Israeli to Gough, 1788 beg. 'Thanks, gentle Clio'), a copy ?

The pieces are roughly in chronological order.


  • Creation: Written in about 1740-1805, almost entirely by R. Gough


311 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Eng. poet. c. 5

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. VI, no. 32550

Physical Facet

On paper


14 7/8 × 10 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom