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Select autograph letters from different parts of the Montagu collection, written in 1594-1845

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MS. Montagu d. 17

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Select autograph letters from different parts of the Montagu collection, chiefly of Englishmen of the 17th, 18th, and first half of the 19th centuries: the chief writers are as follows:
  1. Addison, Joseph, Nov. 9, 1708 (fol. 4).
  2. Bankes, sir Joseph, Jan. 10, 1786 (fol. 6).
  3. Bowles, rev. William Lisle, June 22, 1825 (fol. 10).
  4. Brougham and Vaux, lord, i.e. Henry Brougham (d. 1868), undated (fol. 11).
  5. Bruce, James, the traveller, Sept. 3, 1789 (fol. 13).
  6. Bunsen, Christian C. J., baron, Oct. 16, 1845 (fol. 19).
  7. Byron, lord, i.e. George Gordon Byron (d. 1824), two, 1808-13, with a draft of part of the ode 'We do not curse thee, Waterloo' (fol. 27).
  8. Campbell, Thomas, undated (fol. 34).
  9. Canning, rt. hon. George, May 27, 1808 (fol. 35).
  10. Chesterfield, lord, i.e. Philip Dormer Stanhope (d. 1773), three, July 16, 1743.&C. (fol. 36).
  11. Cobbett, William, six, 1799-1832 (fol. 44).
  12. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, undated (fol. 62).
  13. Colman, George, the younger, two, 1789-1814 (fol. 63).
  14. Cowper, William, two, 1785 (?)-92 (fol. 67).
  15. Cunningham, Allan, June 13, 1833, with a poem 'The Grasshopper' (fol. 73).
  16. Dalling, lord, i.e. sir William H. L. E. Bulwer (d. 1872), signature and note, March 13, 1834 (fol. 17).
  17. Defoe, Daniel, Sept. 10, 1729 (fol. 76).
  18. Dickens, Charles, undated (fol. 78).
  19. Elmsley, Peter, June 19, 1816 (fol. 81).
  20. Fox, rt. hon. Charles James, 1786 or 1787 (fol. 89).
  21. Garrick, David, three, undated (fol. 101).
  22. Gough, Richard, March 4, 1779 (fol. 107).
  23. Gray, Thomas, three, Nov. 2, 1765, etc. (fol. 93).
  24. Grenville, Thomas, two, 1828 (fol. 114).
  25. Grose, Francis, Feb. 10, 1779 (fol. 113).
  26. Hawkins, adm. sir John, two signatures, 1594 (fol. 121).
  27. Home, John, dramatist, two, Dec. 27, 1776, etc. (fol. 128).
  28. Hood, Thomas, 1829 (fol. 131).
  29. Hook, Theodore Edward, undated (fol. 134).
  30. Howley, archbp. William, Jan. 29, 1845 (fol. 135).
  31. Hume, David, July 16, 1749 (fol. 137).
  32. Hunt, Leigh, Dec. 19, 1814 (fol. 143).
  33. Johnson, dr. Samuel, diary for Good Friday, March 28, 1766, and the two following days, and May 4 (fol. 149: lot 586 in the Valentine sale, 1842, from J. Boswell's library).
  34. Lamb, Charles, two, 1822-32, with his Ode to the Tread Mill (fol. 174).
  35. Le Neve, John, Sept. 5, 1713 (fol. 178).
  36. Lofft, Capel, Jan. 27, 1810 (fol. 180).
  37. Lowth, bp. Robert, July 23, 1766 (fol. 184).
  38. Lytton, lord, i.e. Edward G. E. L. Bulwer-Lytton (d. 1873), Feb. 6, 1838 (fol. 15).

Dates

  • written in 1594-1845

Extent

190 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Montagu d. 17

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. 25447.

Related Materials

For the rest of authors collected in the select autograph letters from different parts of the Montagu collection, see MS. Montagu d. 18.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 × 9 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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