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Drafts and copies of letters from Beckford, 1777-1843

MS. Beckford c. 14
Held at the Weston Library

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Many without a recipient's name, a number of them concerning business matters

  1. (fols. 1-104) dated drafts, 1777-1843, including (fol. 47v) a parody of a begging-letter, 1812
  2. (fols. 105-28) drafts arranged by date of watermark or conjectural date, 1801-34
  3. (fols. 129-53) undated drafts.
Notes by Beckford on some leaves include (fol. 1) 'Purport of the long Story. Pandere res alta Terra & caligine mersas' (Vergil, Aeneid 6, 267), 1777, presumably intended for 'The long story' (see MS. Beckford c. 46), and (fols. 134-5) a list of books.


  • 1777-1843


163 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Beckford c. 14

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom