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Papers relating to the Dulwich Gallery of Pictures, collected by John Britton, written in 1813-1821

MS. Montagu d. 24
Held at the Weston Library

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Papers relating to the Dulwich Gallery of Pictures, collected by John Britton:

  1. (fol. 4) Some letters to J. Britton:--from L. B. Allen, 1813 (two: fols. 4, 7): from William Bray, Aug. 15, 1813 (fol. 15): from S. P. Denning, March 29, 1821 (fol. 17). At fol. 20 is a letter from Charles Druce, April 3, 1813.
  2. (fol. 26) 'Catalogue of the Dulwich Gallery of Pictures', a detailed account, with measurements.
  3. (fol. 48) A detailed 'List of Sir Francis Bourgeois Pictures' bequeathed to the Gallery, by J. Britton: a relation of his and mrs. Desenfans's bequest occupies fols. 112-8.
  4. (fol. 82) A historical account of the Picture Gallery, drawn up by J. Britton in Dec. 1813, for William Bray's History of Surrey: plans of the building are at fols. 22, 110, the former by sir John Soane.
  5. (fol. 119) 'Dulwich Gallery. Minutes of a conversation between L. B. Allen, Master of Dulwich Coll: and Sir Fran Bourgeois' in Dec. 1809, drawn up by the former shortly after the latter's death.
  6. (fols. 126, 130) Abstracts of the Wills of Margaret Desenfans, Apr. 19 and May 12, 1813, and of sir Peter Francis Bourgeois, Dec. 20, 1810.


  • Creation: written in 1813-1821


135 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Montagu d. 24

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. 25424.

Custodial History

No. 897 in the Britton sale, May 6, 1857: at some time offered for sale at Britton's house, 17 Burton-St., London (cutting at fol. 5).

Old (until about 1890) MS. Montagu no. 26.

Physical Facet

On paper


11 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom