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Guard-book of miscellaneous papers

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MS. Eng. misc. d. 244

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Guard-book of miscellaneous papers, including:
  1. (fols. 17-28) table of contents by George Steevens of an imaginary work entitled 'The Boke of the Soldan', 18th century
  2. (fols. 32-52) letters and papers concerning Thurmaston, Leics., written by Thomas Percy for use in John Nichols, History and antiquities of Leicestershire, 1800
  3. (fols. 53-78) lecture by Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, 'On discrimination of style in secular music', n.d.; (fols. 89-107) typescript bibliography of the works of Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, 1937
  4. (fols. 234-68) notebook containing lists of saints and flowers for each day of the year, 19th cent., said to have belonged to Christina Rossetti.


  • 18th-20th century


315 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. d. 244, fols. 1-2]
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MS. Eng. misc. d. 244

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8507


Guard-book of miscellaneous papers

Biographical / Historical

George Steevens (1736-1800) was a Shakespearean Scholar and bibliophile.

Custodial History

Fols. 17-28: King & Lockie, 2 Nov. 1807 (Isaac Reed sale), lot 8708; owned by Richard Heber; R. H. Evans, 10 Feb. 1836 (Bibliotheca Heberiana), lot 1376; Phillipps MS. 13553; Sotheby's, 19 June 1893, lot 848, and 24 June 1935, part of lot 384.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Fols. 17-28: bought from J. Kyrle Fletcher, 1935. Everything else was acquired between 1934-64.
Guard-book of miscellaneous papers
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom