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Copies of printed pieces relating to the reform of the Clarendon Press in 1756-1758, 1632-1759

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Oxon 4°. 216

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Copies of printed pieces relating to the reform of the Clarendon Press in 1756-1758, collected and partly annotated by sir William Blackstone, with the following manuscript pieces among others:

Drafts of letters by Blackstone (the last three are addressed to the duke of Queensberry, whose replies on Dec. 18, 1758, and Jan. 16, 1759, relative to the MS. of Clarendon's Life, are also in the volume):
  1. May 22, 23, 24, 1756;
  2. Jan. 25, 26, Feb. 6, Nov. 1, 1758;
  3. Jan. 11 & 21, 1759.
Letters from:
  1. dr. George Huddesford, May 22, 23, 24, 1756;
  2. J. Tracy, May 25, 1756;
  3. Herbert Beaver, Apr. 24, 1756, asking to be archi-typographus;
  4. dr. Thomas Randolph, Jan. 25, 1758;
  5. Francis Wise, Apr. 14, May 7, 1757, Jan. 28, 1758;
  6. dr. Humphrey Owen, July 26, 1759;
  7. dr. T. Winchester, Aug. 4, 1757.
There are also proposed statutes, orders, lists of delegates of the Press and of the Press Accounts 1632-1756, etc.

Dates

  • 1632-1759

Extent

1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

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Shelfmark

Oxon 4°. 216

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. 28694.

Custodial History

Lot 842 in portion ii. of the sale of the Library of Philip Bliss.

Repository Details

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