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Prize Essays and Poems

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Fair copies, mainly holograph, of Oxford University Chancellor's Prize essays and poems, with seventeen Newdigate Prize poems, collected by Lord Grenville as Chancellor.

Dates

  • 1810-1833

Extent

10 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. d. 66].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Don. d. 66-75

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13359

Biographical / Historical

William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville (1759-1834), statesman, was chancellor of Oxford University from 1810 to 1834. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

The collection was owned and arranged by George Matthew Fortescue and remained at Dropmore until 1939.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought from Thomas Thorp and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1939.

Bibliography

  • The English essays are printed in Oxford English prize essays (Oxford, 2nd ed., 1836).
Title
Prize Essays and Poems
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom