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Draft of 'Memoirs of William Beckford Esqr.', by Cyrus Redding, 1846

MSS. Beckford c. 85/2
Held at the Weston Library

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Some pages in the hand of an amanuensis, with (fol. i) two slips addressed to the publisher Henry Colburn. A different version of the memoir was published anonymously, as Memoirs of William Beckford of Fonthill, 2 vols. (C.J. Skeet, 1859).

The manuscript includes:

  1. (fols. 89-91, 133-9) copies of verses by Beckford
  2. (fols. 164-75) the printed German text of Al Raoui, extracted from the published version (1799), to show 'the proficiency made by Mr Beckford in that language'


  • Creation: 1846


87 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Beckford c. 85/2

Related Materials

Two letters to and from Redding and Beckford formerly enclosed with this manuscript are now MS. Beckford c. 34, fols. 106-8

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom