Eleven manuscripts, and printed books with manuscript notes, of Philip Bliss, including material relating to Oxford graduates.
- 17th-19th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Antiq. d. G. 1670/1; Gen. Top. 4° 141; Oxon 4° 69; MSS. Fairfax 40; Top. Oxon. c. 8].
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Antiq. d. G. 1670/1; Gen. Top. 4° 141; Oxon 4° 69; MSS. Fairfax 40; Top. Oxon. c. 8-12, c. 38, d. 387
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12797
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Philip Bliss (1787-1857) was an antiquary and editor. He was on the staff of the Bodleian Library from 1808 to about 1813, and 1822-28. He was Registrar of the University of Oxford (1824-53), Keeper of the Archives (1826-1857), and Principal of St. Mary Hall (from 1848 until his death in 1857). Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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. 28692-703.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was bought at the sale of the Library of Philip Bliss in 1858.
- Bliss Manuscripts
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description