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Guard-book of papers and letters

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 44

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Guard-book of papers and letters, including:

  1. (fols. 1-32) papers concerning a case brought in the Common Pleas by Adolphus Brightley, printer, against Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1825-7
  2. (fols. 47-62) list of subscribers to, and account of sales of, William Wilberforce, A practical view of the prevailing system of professed Christians, 1806, with (fol. 63) a letter from Wilberforce to Cadell & Davies, 1799
  3. (fols. 118-44) reports by F. R. Mason, on agriculture on the Malabar Coast, 1936, carbon typescript with photographs
  4. (fols. 150-69) papers of the families of Le Fleming of Rydal Hall, and Dudley of Yanwath, 16th-17th cent., some calendared in HMC 25: 12th report (1890) app., pt. vii, nos. 10, 2752, 4109, 4467, 4846, 5273, 5549.


  • Creation: 17th-20th century


205 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. b. 44, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 44

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17222


Guard-book of papers and letters

Biographical / Historical

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), baronet, was an English collector of books and manuscripts. William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was an English politician, philanthropist and slavery abolitionist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired, 1948-75.

Guard-book of papers and letters
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