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Autograph letters

 Single Item
MS. Autogr. b. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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Autograph letters of:

  1. Fol. 5. Geo. Ballard to Tho. Powys, 22 Feb. 1754, with an autograph draft (imperfect) of Ballard's will
  2. Fol. 12. M. S. Alexander, bp. of Jerusalem, 27 May 1830
  3. Fol. 18. Shute Barrington, bp. of Durham, 26 July 1815
  4. Fol. 26. Rich. Bagot, bp. of Oxford, 3 Oct. 1834
  5. Fol. 37. T (homas) C (arte), the historian, about Nonjurors
  6. Fol. 40. a prayer supposed to be in the hand of mrs. Carter (about 1758?)
  7. Fol. 52. Rob. Wood of Glasgow college, 7 Mar. 1735/8
  8. Fol. 56. Will. Wollaston (d. 1724), 19 Feb. 1719/20
  9. Fol. 59. Will. Hyde Wollaston, early 19th cent.
  10. Fol. 62. Anthony Wood, a scrap on 'Habits' from his History of the University of Oxford

Some portraits and views connected with these persons are also in the volume.


  • Creation: Written in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries


67 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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

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MS. Autogr. b. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18919


Autograph letters

Biographical / Historical

George Ballard (1705-1755) was an antiquary. Shute Barrington (1734-1826) was Bishop of Durham. Richard Bagot (1782-1854) was Bishop of Bath and Wells. Thomas Carte (1686-1754) was a historian. William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828) was a physiologist, chemist and physicist. Anthony Wood (1632-1695) was an antiquary.

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. VI, no. 31008

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Artt. a-d were lot 57, e-f, lot 115, g-j, lot 536 in the Thomas Raffles sale at Sotheby's, 29 June-1 July 1891.

Physical Facet

On paper


15 1/2 × 12 1/8 in.

Autograph letters
EAD version 2020 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