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A series of Miscellaneous Autograph Letters, written in about 1600 to 1850

MS. Montagu d. 15/1
Held at the Weston Library

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A series of Miscellaneous Autograph Letters, largely of English persons of note, of the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth centuries, arranged alphabetically, with a few engraved portraits: chiefly collected by W. Wilson. The chief items are:

  1. Nares, Robert, Oct. 31, 1816 (fol. 4).
  2. Newton, sir Isaac, signature, March 29, 1720/1 (fol. 10).
  3. Noble, Mark, two, 1797-1826 (fol. 25).
  4. Pegge, Samuel, Aug. 13, 1777 (fol. 82).
  5. Pennant, Thomas, July 7, 1776 (fol. 87).
  6. Pinkerton, John, two, 1802-11 (fol. 104).
  7. Polwhele, Richard, two, 1804-16, with a poem (fol. 118).
  8. (Papers relating to a challenge sent by the earl of Pomfret (i.e. George Fermor, d. 1785): fol. 123).


  • Creation: written in about 1600 to 1850


141 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Montagu d. 15/1

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. 25443.

Related Materials

For the rest of authors collected in the series of Miscellaneous Autograph Letters, see MSS. Montagu d. 11-14, 16.

Physical Facet

On paper


10 3/4 × 9 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom