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Guard-book of letters

 Single Item
MS. Don. d. 137

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Guard-book of letters, including:
  1. Fols. 1-69. a collection of letters of British statesmen, 1786-1951
  2. Fols. 83-113. letters to and from Philip Bliss, 1818-55
  3. Fols. 116-57. papers of Lord John Russell, c.1809-66, comprising (fols. 116-45) parts of an essay on beauty and of a play, (fols. 146-9) memorandum on reform, (fols. 150-1) notes for a speech on Ireland and (fols. 152-7) two letters, 1837, 1866.


  • 18th-20th century


247 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Don. d. 137, fols. 1-2]
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MS. Don. d. 137

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10995


Guard-book of letters

Biographical / Historical

Philip Bliss (1787-1857) was an English antiquary and book collector. Lord John Russell (1792-1878), 1st Earl Russell, was an author and prime minister of Great Britain 1846-1852 and 1865-1866.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by the Friends of the Bodleian and Bodley's American Friends, 1967-74.
Guard-book of letters
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