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Papers of Sir Thomas Phillipps and family


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The papers relate partly to Phillipps's grandfather, William Phillipps, and other early members of the family, and partly to Sir Thomas's immediate family, and his collecting.


  • Creation: 17th-19th cent.


0.3 Linear metres (4 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7131, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Eng. c. 7131, e. 3450-3452

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15798


Papers of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) and family, 17th-19th cent.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Thomas Phillipps, first Bart., (1792-1872), antiquary, bibliophile and collector. For further details, see Dictionary of National Biography.



Custodial History

Owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps; the loose papers disbound from a volume or volumes put together by Phillipps, and some leaves with his numbering on them. Bought by Martin Schøyen from H.P. Kraus.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 2 Dec. 2003, lots 57 and 59.

Related Materials

The papers of Sir Thomas Phillipps are described in M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975 (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 49912-51833. Much of the other Phillipps material in the Sotheby sale of 2 Dec. 2003 (lots 53-67, all from Martin Schøyen's library, nearly all of it forming part of the Phillipps papers), was bought by the Grolier Club (lots 53-4, 60-1, 63-5, 67).

Catalogue of Papers of Sir Thomas Phillipps and family, 17th-19th cent.
Finding aid prepared by Tim Rogers
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom