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Letters to John Payne Collier

 Single Item
MS. Eng. misc. d. 14
Held at the Weston Library

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Letters to John Payne Collier from:

  1. F. Douce (three, n. d. and 10 June 1831: fol. 3)
  2. Sir Henry Ellis (27 Mar. 1845, 2 July 1847, 1 Mar. 1853: fols. 9, 15)
  3. Edw. Du Bois (28 Feb. 1849, about R. B. Peake the dramatist: fol. 13)
  4. Edw. Everett of Boston, U.S.A. (4 May 1859, 21 Feb. 1860: fol. 17)


  • Creation: Written in 1831-1860


20 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. d. 14, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. d. 14

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18930


Letters to John Payne Collier

Biographical / Historical

John Payne Collier (1789-1883) was a Shakespearean scholar and forger, antiquary and journalist. Francis Douce (1757-1834) was an antiquary. Sir Henry Ellis (1777-1855) was a Knight and diplomat. Edward Du Bois (1774-1850) was a wit and man and letters. Edward Everett (1794-1865) was an American clergyman, diplomat and statesman.

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. 31033

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Bought by the Bodleian at Sotheby's, June 3, 1891 (lot 135).'

Physical Facet

On paper


9 3/4 × 7 1/2 in.

Letters to John Payne Collier
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom