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Additional Papers of William Gilpin


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The collection consists of:

  1. Manuscripts of published works by William Gilpin;
  2. Poems and essays not by Gilpin;
  3. Letters from William Gilpin (1757-1848) to his wife.


  • Creation: 1749-1825


25 boxes (1.73 linear metres)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. b. 36].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. b. 36, c. 534; Eng. misc. d. 1204-1207, e. 1318-1326; Eng. poet. c. 71, d. 221-224, e. 175-178; Lat. misc. c. 94

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12974


Additional Papers of William Gilpin (1724-1804), and of his son William Gilpin (1757-1848).

Biographical / Historical

William Gilpin (1724-1804) was a clergyman, educationist, biographer and topographer. His son was William Gilpin (1757-1848), Rector of Pulverbatch. Details of William Gilpin (1724-1804) are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Dr Peter Benson in 1981.

Related Materials

See also:

  1. Gilpin Papers (MSS. Eng. misc. b. 73, c. 387-393, d. 556-588, e. 486-539, f. 178-378);
  2. Illustrated notebooks of William Gilpin (MSS. Eng. e. 3326-3329).
Additional Papers of William Gilpin
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant. EAD version 2022 by Simon Mackley.
EAD version 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom