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'Manuscripts of the late Richard Gough, Esq.'

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MS. Gough Misc. antiqu. 18
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'Manuscripts of the late Richard Gough, Esq.', in his own hand:

  1. Fol. 4. 'A Dissertation on the Passage of Hannibal over the Alps', with three maps and some miscellaneous papers on the subject
  2. Fol. 50. 'The History of Bithynia translated from the French of the Abbé Sevin ... and continued ... by the Translator [i.e. R. Gough]. Corp. Xti Coll. Camb. 1756/7.' The continuation is not here
  3. Fols. 79, 92. A transcript of the printed editions of (1) 'A Fragment. The second Edition, London ...' 1751, a Cambridge satire by dr. Henry Stebbing: and (2) 'A letter to Lord Eg ... nt on the dangerous Ambition ... of a certain M--is--r ... London ...' (circa 1750), also partly relating to Cambridge
  4. Fol. 97. 'The Capitade', a poem on Cambridge Heads of Houses in 1753: beg. 'Whether on sad Avernus' Banks thou dwell'. There is no indication that Gough composed this


  • Creation: Written in the 2nd half of the 18th century by R. Gough


104 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Gough Misc. antiqu. 18, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Gough Misc. antiqu. 18

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19673


'Manuscripts of the late Richard Gough, Esq.'

Biographical / Historical

Richard Gough (1735-1809) 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. 35183

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from F. C. Carter of Hornsey on Feb. 18, 1910.

Physical Facet

On paper


10 3/8 × 8 1/8 in.

'Manuscripts of the late Richard Gough, Esq.'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom