Papers of Boyd Alexander relating to William Beckford
The papers comprise working notes, mainly relating to Alexander's published works on Beckford; drafts of Alexander's unpublished works on Beckford, with related notes; and correspondence, press cuttings, prints, photocopies, articles, lectures, and printed items.
- 19th-20th century
4.6 Linear metres (46 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 888, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. lett. c. 687-95; Eng. misc. c. 888-93, d. 1288-98, e. 1446-58, f. 857-8; Facs. d. 291; Film 1766; Photogr. c. 5, d. 2; Top. gen. a. 23, fols. 1-2
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 11994
Papers of Boyd Alexander (1913-1980), publisher of works on William Beckford (1760-1844), author, MP and art collector.
Biographical / Historical
Boyd Alexander (1913-1980) was a publisher of work on the author, MP and art collector William Beckford (1760-1844).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequeathed by Alexander, together with: a number of printed books from Beckford's library ; a copy of Marcel May, La jeunesse de William Beckford (Paris, 1928) - 2695 d. 385; a presentation copy of André Parreaux, William Beckford (Paris, 1960) - 2695 d. 364; a printed law-case, The House of Lords in appeal. Richard Beckford, appellant. William Beckford, respondent. The appellant's case ([London],1783) - Vet. A5 a. 31 (5); photographs of a letter from Mendelssohn - MS. Deneke-Mendelssohn b. 13; and Beckford papers MSS. Eng. lett. c. 499-501; Eng. misc. e. 1236; Portuguese c. 1, 1980.
- Catalogue of the papers of Boyd Alexander (1913-80), relating to William Beckford (1760-1844)
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