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Fifteen letters, all but one addressed to William Hone

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 32
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Fifteen letters, all but one addressed to William Hone, bookseller, of Ludgate Hill, London, 1818-24: the writers are:

  1. J. Drakard (two, the first not to Hone, 1818-22: fols. 2, 20)
  2. Rev. Niel Douglas (one, June 22, 1818: fol. 4)
  3. Francis Douce (four, 1820-24: fols. 6, 15, 17, 21)
  4. lord Darlington (three, 1820: fols. 8, 10, 12)
  5. W. Douglas (one, May 3, 1822: fol. 19)
  6. G. Dyer (four, undated, fols. 23, 24, 25, 27)


  • Creation: Written in 1818-1824


29 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 32, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 32

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19439


Fifteen letters, all but one addressed to William Hone

Biographical / Historical

William Hone (1780-1842) was an author, publisher and bookseller in Ludgate Hill, London.

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. 32679

Custodial History

'Thorpe sale, 386': in the Phillipps library, MS. no. 33393.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lot 711 in the Phillipps sale on June 8, 1899, when it was bought by the Bodleian.

Physical Facet

On paper


14 × 10 1/2 in.

Fifteen letters, all but one addressed to William Hone
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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