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Additional Papers of William Gilpin


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The collection consists of:
  1. Manuscripts of William Gilpin's published works
  2. Poems and essays not by Gilpin
  3. Letters from William Gilpin (1757-1848) to his wife


  • 1749-1825


29 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. b. 36].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. b. 36, c. 534; Eng. misc. d. 1204-7, e. 1318-26; Eng. poet. c. 71, d. 221-4, e. 175-8; Lat. misc. c. 94

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12974

Biographical / Historical

William Gilpin (1724-1804) was a clergyman, educationist, biographer and topographer. His son was William Gilpin (1757-1848), Rector of Pulverbatch. Details of William Gilpin (1724-1804) are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1981.

Related Materials

See also Gilpin Papers (MSS. Eng. misc. b. 73, c. 387-93, d. 556-88, e. 486-539, f. 178-378) and Illustrated notebooks of William Gilpin (MSS. Eng. e. 3326-9).
Additional Papers of William Gilpin
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom