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Burdett-Coutts Papers


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The Burdett-Coutts collection consists mainly of:
  1. Papers of Sir Francis Burdett, 1644-1895 (predominantly 19th century)
  2. Papers of Thomas Coutts, 1753-1842
  3. Papers of M.W. Patterson, 1795-1938, relating to Sir Francis Burdett and his times, 1770-1844 (London, 1931)


  • 1644-1938


32 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. a. 9].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. a. 9, b. 195-201, c. 292-297, d. 215-218; Eng. lett. c. 61-66, d. 92-98; Autogr. c. 23

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12619

Biographical / Historical

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th baronet (1770-1844) was a politician. His father-in-law was Thomas Coutts (1735-1822), banker. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

The papers belonged successively to Sir Francis's youngest daughter, Angela, Baroness Burdett-Coutts, her husband, W.L. Ashmead-Bartlett, and his nephew Seabury Ashmead-Bartlett (later Burdett-Coutts).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1944.


  • The papers were used extensively used by M.W. Patterson in his Sir Francis Burdett and his times, 1770-1844 (London, 1931).
Burdett-Coutts Papers
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom