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Guard-book of letters and literary pieces

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MS. Don. c. 56

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Guard-book of letters and literary pieces, including:
  1. (fol. 7) prologue by Thomas Warton for George Colman, The jealous wife, n.d.
  2. (fols. 17-72) letters from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to Francesco Algarotti, 1757, n.d.
  3. (fols. 89-90) sixty four lines by George Crabbe of a poem in the style of Tales of the Hall
  4. (fols. 114-15) verse by Reginald Heber for the installation of Lord Grenville as Chancellor of Oxford University, 1810
  5. (fols. 116-20) parts of'Imaginary conversations', a poem 'Idyllium Faesulanum' and other pieces by by W. S. Landor, n.d., Verse in Crum.
  6. (fol. 121) Letter of John Price, 18th/19th century
  7. (fols. 123-5) Letter of Thomas John Dibdin, 18th/19th century
  8. (fols. 126-37) Letters of C. Burney etc.

Dates

  • 17th-20th cent.

Extent

142 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Don. c. 56, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. c. 56

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7456, 7736, 7902, 7419, 7418, 8309, 16807

Overview

Guard-book of letters and literary pieces, 17th-20th century

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Warton (1728-1790) was an English poet and historian. George Colman the elder (bap. 1732-d. 1794) was an Italian born playwright and theatre manager. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (bap. 1689-d. 1762) was an English writer. Francesco Algarotti (1712-1764), Count Algarotti in the Prussian nobility, was an Italian poet and scholar. George Crabbe (1754-1832) was an English poet and Church of England clergyman. Thomas John Dibdin (1771-1841) was an English playwright and actor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by the Friends of the Bodleian, 1936-55.

Physical Facet

Half blue morocco
Title
Guard-book of letters and literary pieces
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom