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'Relation d'une Nation de Géants nouvellement découverte'

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MS. French c. 6
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'Relation d'une Nation de Géants nouvellement découverte', a translation into French of Horace Walpole's 'Account of the Giants lately discovered' in Patagonia made by the Chevalier de Redmond in 1766, with endorsement and some notes by Walpole.


  • Creation: Written in 1766


18 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. French c. 6, fols. 1-2]

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MS. French c. 6

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19760


'Relation d'une Nation de Géants nouvellement découverte'

Biographical / Historical

Horace Walpole (1717-1797) was 4th Earl of Orford, and author, collector, an antiquary and an MP.

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. 36608

Custodial History

A note by dr. Paget Toynbee on fol. 2 states that this copy was sent by Madame du Deffand to Horace Walpole in Jan. 176.7. Bought from P. M. Barnard, Tunbridge Wells (catal. 80, art. 211) in Nov. 1913 by dr. Toynbee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by dr. Toynbee to the Library, June 3, 1914.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/4 × 8 1/4 in.

'Relation d'une Nation de Géants nouvellement découverte'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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