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Bliss Manuscripts

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Eleven manuscripts, and printed books with manuscript notes, of Philip Bliss, including material relating to Oxford graduates.

Dates

  • 17th-19th cent.

Extent

11 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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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Full range of shelfmarks:

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.

Related Materials

See also Notebooks of Philip Bliss (MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 51-63) and Oxford University Registers (MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 47, c. 143-148, d. 64-71, e. 98).
Title
Bliss Manuscripts
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom