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Guard-book of letters

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MS. Eng. lett. e. 1

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Guard-book of letters, 17th-20th century, including:
  1. Fols. 44-82. letters from Thomas Hardy to the secretary to the delegates of Oxford University Press concerning his edition of the poems of William Barnes, 1907-8
  2. Fols. 83-125. letters from W. J. Courthope to Alfred Austin, 1888-1908
  3. Fols. 161-82. letters from W. E. Gladstone to M. F. Tupper, 1844-84
  4. Fols. 209-27. letters from William Bright to Basil Harwood, 1893-7.


  • 17th-20th century


242 Leaves

Preferred Citation

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

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17166


Guard-book of letters

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. William John Courthope (1842-1917) was an English poet and literary scholar. William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) was an English statesman and liberal politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for 12 years spread between 1868 and 1894. William Bright (1824-1901) was an English church historian.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired, 1928-50.
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