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Correspondence of Edmond Malone, chiefly his letters to dr. Thomas Percy, bp. of Dromore

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MS. Malone 26

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Correspondence of Edmond Malone, chiefly his letters to dr. Thomas Percy, bp. of Dromore, 1767-1811.

(fols. 2-120) contain a chronological series of 41 letters (one a copy) from him to bp. Percy, Sept. 30, 1783-May 14, 1811, in which there is much literary and social news, especially about 'The Club' (see fols. 38, 108v, 113v, etc.); (fols. 42, 68) are drafts of replies, 1802-1803.

The chief letters in the rest of the volume are:

From Malone:
  1. eight apparently to dr. John Price, Bodley's Librarian, 1795-1804 (fol. 122), with one reply, Apr. 21, 1797 (fol. 124);
  2. one to his father, Apr. 18, 1767 (fol. 138).
To Malone:
  1. one from dr. Johnson, Aug. 12, 1782 (fol. 140);
  2. one from J. P. Kemble, July 19, 1788 (fol. 143);
  3. one from sir J. Reynolds, March 8, 1791 (fol. 147);
  4. one from mrs. Siddons, n. d. (fol. 169);
  5. one from lord Wellesley, Aug. 23, 1810 (fol. 159).
At fol. 161 is a copy of an ode and letter sent by lord Melcombe to dr. Edward Young, in 1761: the ode beg. 'Love thy country.'

Dates

  • written in 1767-1811, chiefly by E. Malone

Extent

182 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Malone 26, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Malone 26

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18631

Abstract

Correspondence of Edmond Malone, chiefly his letters to dr. Thomas Percy, bp. of Dromore, written in 1767-1811, chiefly by E. Malone.

Biographical / Historical

Edmond Malone (1741–1812) was a literary scholar and biographer.

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. 28578.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers bought in 1851 (for £12 10s.) comprised perhaps only Malone's letters to Percy, 1783-1807, and were no doubt an unbound parcel. Subsequently when, in about 1860 or so, the letters were bound, the opportunity was taken to put other correspondence of Malone with it, so that the present volume contains acquisitions of more than one date.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

10 × 8 3/4 in.
Title
Correspondence of Edmond Malone, chiefly his letters to dr. Thomas Percy, bp. of Dromore
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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