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Guard-book of letters

 Single Item
MS. Eng. lett. e. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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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.


  • Creation: 17th-20th century


242 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom