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A letter-book (the 'Red copy book' or 'RCB') containing copies of letters, 1777-91

MS. Beckford e. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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Many addressed or probably addressed to Alexander Cozens, pp. 1-81 in the hand of an amanuensis, with a few alterations by Beckford, and pp. 82-113, 131-2 in Beckford's hand. The contents are listed, with a few inaccuracies, in Guy Chapman, Beckford (1952), pp. 350-6; many of the letters are printed in Lewis Melville, The life and letters of William Beckford (1910).

(pp. 114-30) are blank.


  • Creation: 1777-91


133 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Beckford e. 1

Physical Facet

Binding: limp red calf

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom