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'Original Letters collected by William Upcott... Poets... 1824.', 1760-1800

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MS Montagu d. 2
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'Original Letters collected by William Upcott... Poets... 1824.' Letters of British poets who died before 1824, with a few facsimiles, arranged in chronological order and generally illustrated by engraved portraits. An index of names and a note by Upcott begin the volume. The most important pieces are as follows:
  1. Jago, Richard, three, 1765-7 (fol. 11).
  2. Mickle, William Julius, two, March 8, 1779, etc. (fol. 31).
  3. Warton, Thomas, five, 1777-83 (fol. 39).
  4. Burns, Robert, April 18, 1787 (fol. 69).
  5. Warton, Joseph, five, 1767-89 (fol. 82).
  6. Darwin, Erasmus, Jan. 13, 1785 (fol. 97).
  7. Beattie, James, Oct. 26, 1786 (fol. 112).
  8. Ritson, Joseph, Dec. 1, 1796 (fol. 121).
  9. Anstey, Christopher, fourteen, 1777-95 (fol. 126).
  10. Seward, miss Anna, July 15, 1787 (fol. 176).
  11. Percy, dr. Thomas, bp. of Dromore, five, 1786-95 (fol. 188).

Dates

  • 1760-1800

Extent

200 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS Montagu d. 2

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. 25428.

Custodial History

Part of lot 496 in the Upcott sale in 1846.

Old (until about 1890) MS. Montagu no. 29 (part).

Related Materials

For earlier and later dates of the 'Original Letters collected by William Upcott... Poets... 1824.' see MSS. Montagu d. 1, 3. There are about 230 letters in total.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

10 3/4 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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