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French and English Manuscripts Collected by Robert Shackleton

 Collection

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French and English manuscripts, some relating to Montesquieu.

Dates

  • 18th-20th cent.

Extent

8 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

French and English

Preferred Citation

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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Full range of shelfmarks:

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.

Other Finding Aids

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.
Title
French and English Manuscripts Collected by Robert Shackleton
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom