Prize Essays and Poems
Fair copies, mainly holograph, of Oxford University Chancellor's Prize essays and poems, with seventeen Newdigate Prize poems, collected by Lord Grenville as Chancellor.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. d. 66].
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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.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39032-41.
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.
- The English essays are printed in Oxford English prize essays (Oxford, 2nd ed., 1836).
- Prize Essays and Poems
- Emily Tarrant
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