Commonplace Book of Rev. Philip Bliss
Commonplace book of Philip Bliss containing a compilation of critical comments on 'the most celebrated Authors & Artists', c. 1770-80; notes on the Bliss family genealogy, and on the Gloucestershire livings held by them, c. 1795-1800, with some additions by his son Philip Bliss (1787-1857) to 1825; miscellaneous verse, epitaphs, recipes and memoranda, c. 1770-80; and a treatise in Latin by W. Purefoy on logic, with other memoranda, c. 1720.
- Creation: [c. 1720-1825]
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. e. 132].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Don. e. 132-3
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12801
Biographical / Historical
Rev. Philip Bliss (1742-1803) was Rector of Dodington and Frampton Cotterell in Gloucestershire.
Other Finding Aids
A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought, Sotheby's, 15 Dec. 1982, lot 117; given by the Friends of the Bodleian.
- Commonplace Book of Rev. Philip Bliss
- Susan Thomas
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