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Guard-book of letters and literary pieces

 Single Item
MS. Don. c. 56
Held at the Weston Library

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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. 74-85) Letters of W.S. Lander, 1813-1862 (formerly MS. Don. d. 77)
  4. (fols. 86-88) Letter from Charles Burney to his son Charles Burney relating to the publication of his daughter Fanny Burney's novel Camilla (formerly MS. Don. d. 78)
  5. (fols. 89-90) sixty four lines by George Crabbe of a poem in the style of Tales of the Hall
  6. (fols. 114-15) verse by Reginald Heber for the installation of Lord Grenville as Chancellor of Oxford University, 1810
  7. (fols. 116-20) parts of'Imaginary conversations', a poem 'Idyllium Faesulanum' and other pieces by by W. S. Landor, n.d., Verse in Crum.
  8. (fol. 121) Letter of John Price, 18th/19th century
  9. (fols. 123-5) Letter of Thomas John Dibdin, 18th/19th century
  10. (fols. 126-37) Letters of C. Burney etc.


  • Creation: 17th-20th cent.


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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MS. Don. c. 56

Collection ID (for staff)

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


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

Guard-book of letters and literary pieces
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom