French and English Manuscripts Collected by Robert Shackleton
French and English manuscripts, some relating to Montesquieu.
- 18th-20th cent.
Language of Materials
French and English
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1637; French c. 47].
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MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1637; French c. 47-9, d. 42-4, e. 39
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13855
Biographical / Historical
Robert Shackleton (1919-86) was Bodley's Librarian, 1966-79, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, and Fellow of All Souls College, 1979-86. He collected books by and about Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, and wrote Montesquieu : a critical biography (London : Oxford University Press, 1970). Details are given in Who Was Who.
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A full description is available in the Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Robert Shackleton, with his library of books by and about Montesquieu, 1986.
- French and English Manuscripts Collected by Robert Shackleton
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description