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Montagu Manuscripts


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Manuscripts collected by Captain Montagu. The collection includes:
  1. copies of works by classical authors
  2. English and Italian poetry
  3. papers relating to the works of Shakespeare


  • 15th-19th cent.


56 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English
  • Italian
  • French
  • German
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Montagu c. 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Montagu c. 1-6, d. 1-33, e. 1-16, f. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13236

Biographical / Historical

Captain Montagu Montagu, RN (1787-1863), who entered the navy in 1799, was an author and autograph collector.

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. V, nos. 25397-25458.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Library by Captain Montagu in 1863.
Montagu Manuscripts
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom