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'Autographs of Bodleian Librarians & Sub-Librarians'

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MS. Autogr. c. 10
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'Autographs of Bodleian Librarians & Sub-Librarians':

  1. At fol. 3 is a letter from dr. John Hudson to S. Pepys, Sept. 21, 1702: Fols. i-ii, 5-end are blank
  2. Fols. 45-126. Guard-book of 'Autographs [letters] of Bodleian librarians & sub-librarians', 1672-1855
  3. A letter from dr. Philip Bliss to mr. J. Payne Collier, Aug. 22, 1851, (letters from T. N. Brushfield of Dec. 8 and 12, 1905, are at fol. 6), is now at fol. 9.
  4. The following letters have been added:(a) (fol. 11) Six from dr. Philip Bliss, 1836-52: (b) (fol. 21) One from dr. Bulkeley Bandinel (1841 ?)
  5. Fols. 23-4, containing a letter from dr. Philip Bliss, Sept. 7, 1819, about a continuation of Wood's Athenæ.
  6. Two letters from dr. Bulkeley Bandinel, Bodley's librarian
  7. Fols. 29-44 containing five letters from Humphrey Owen, Bodley's Librarian, to bp. Richard Rawlinson, chiefly relating to the latter's benefactions to the Bodleian Library, Nov. 28, 1748--July 28, 1750.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1702 by J. Hudson


25 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Autogr. c. 10, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Autogr. c. 10

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19526


'Autographs of Bodleian Librarians & Sub-Librarians'

Biographical / Historical

Dr. John Hudson (1662-1719) was a classical scholar and Bodley's librarian. Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) was an MP, diarist, public servant and antiquary. Philip Bliss (1787-1857) was an antiquary and editor. John Payne Collier (1789-1883) was a Shakespearean scholar and forger, journalist and an antiquary. Thomas Nadauld Brushfield (1828-1910) was a Lunacy specialist and antiquary. Bulkeley Bandinel (1781-1861) was Bodley's librarian. Humphrey Owen (1712-1768) was Bodley's librarian. Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755) was a topographer and bishop of the nonjuring Church of England.

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. 33183

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Fols. 1-3: presented by E. G. Duff, whose letter of Nov. 12, 1903, is at fol. 1.

Fols. 6-9: presented on Dec. 12, 1905, by T. N. Brushfield, M.D.

Fols. 11, 21: bought 1 June 1906 from H. Y. Adamson.

Fols. 23-4: purchased from messrs. J. Pearson & Co., April 9, 1910.

Fols. 29-44: formerly in the possession of the rev. Thos. Symonds, vicar of Eynsham, were purchased for the Library from mr. Frederick C. Wellstood of Stratford on Avon (from whom there is a letter at fol. 29), Jan. 21, 1913.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/8 Ă— 11 in.

'Autographs of Bodleian Librarians & Sub-Librarians'
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