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Gilpin Papers

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Correspondence and papers of William Gilpin, with later Gilpin family papers, consisting of:
  1. Observations on the coasts of Hampshire, Sussex, and Kent, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty ... 1774 (London, 1804)
  2. Observations on several parts of the counties of Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex. Also on ... North Wales; ... in two tours ... 1769 ... [and] 1773 (London, 1809)
  3. Observations on the River Wye, and several parts of South Wales ... 1770 (London, 1782)
  4. Observations, ... 1772, on several parts of England; particularly the mountains, and lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland (2 vols., London, 1786)
  5. Observations on the Western parts of England ... [and] the Isle of Wight (London, 1798)
  6. Observations ... made in the year 1776, on several parts of Great Britain; particularly the High-lands of Scotland (2 vols, London, 1789)
  7. The life of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury (London, 1784)
  8. Remarks on forest scenery, and other woodland views ... illustrated by the scenes of New-forest in Hampshire. In three books (2 vols, London, 1791)
  9. Three essays: on picturesque beauty; on picturesque travel; and on sketching landscape: to which is added a poem, On landscape painting (London, 1792)
  10. Three dialogues on the amusements of clergymen (London, 1796)
  11. Moral contrasts: or, the power of religion exemplified under different characters (Lymington, 1798)

Dates

  • 1658-1927

Extent

295 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 73].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 73, c. 387-393, d. 556-588, e. 486-539, f. 178-378

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9820

Biographical / Historical

William Gilpin (1724-1804) was a clergyman, educationist, biographer and topographer. His son was William Gilpin (1757-1848), Rector of Pulverbatch. Details of William Gilpin (1724-1804) are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers came to the Library in three separate donations, 1962-3. MS. Eng. misc. d. 566/1 was bought at Sotheby's in 1981.

Related Materials

See also Papers of William Gilpin (MSS. Eng. lett. b. 36, c. 534; Eng. misc. d. 1204-1207, e. 1318-1326; Eng. poet. c. 71, d. 221-224, e. 175-178; Lat. misc. c. 94) and Illustrated notebooks of William Gilpin (MSS. Eng. e. 3326-3329).
Title
Gilpin Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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