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Archive of Frederick Sylvester North Douglas, MP for Banbury


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The papers comprise family and general correspondence of F.S.N. Douglas, including much on Banbury affairs. Miscellaneous papers include his journals kept in London and on tours in Europe, 1812-16.


  • Creation: Mainly 1805-19


4.35 Linear metres (29 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 549, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. c. 549-569; Eng. misc. b. 349, c. 813-815, d. 1233-1235, e.1344

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12939


Correspondence, journals and papers of Frederick Sylvester North Douglas (1791-1819), MP for Banbury 1812-19.

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Sylvester North Douglas (1791-1819) was the only son of Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie, and the Hon. Catherine Anne North, eldest daughter of Lord North, 2nd Earl of Guilford. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he obtained a first class in classics, and graduated BA and MA in 1813. He was MP for Banbury 1812-19. He was the author of An Essay on certain Points of Resemblance between the Ancient and Modern Greeks (London, 1813). For further details see the Dictionary of National Biography, and the The House of Commons, 1790-1820 (History of Parliament Trust, 1986).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Phillips', 2 July 1981, lot 309.

Archive of Frederick Sylvester North Douglas, MP for Banbury, mainly 1805-19
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom