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Memoirs of the Press Lease 1765

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MS. Top. Oxon e. 19
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'Memoirs of the Press Lease 1765', an account of the proceedings of the Delegacy appointed by Convocation to conclude a lease of the Clarendon Press, Oct. 14, 1765-Jan. 28, 1766, written by William Huddesford, then proctor.

In the end messrs. Wright and Gill obtained the lease against the previous lessee, Thomas (?) Baskett.

(fols. 8-end) are blank.


  • Creation: Written in 1766 by W. Huddesford


19 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon e. 19, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Oxon e. 19

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18501


'Memoirs of the Press Lease 1765,' written in 1766 by W. Huddesford.

Biographical / Historical

William Huddesford (bap.1732-1772) was a museum curator.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 27889.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'This, in case of my Death, to be given to the Bodleyan Library, W. H[uddesford]': he died on Oct. 6, 1772, and the volume was 'Recd Feb. 25, 1773. J. P[rice].' It never received a reference in the Library and strayed into private hands, for it was again presented to the Library by the rev. W. W. Jackson, rector of Exeter college, Oxford, in July 1887.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 3/8 × 4 7/8 in.

Memoirs of the Press Lease 1765
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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