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Dawson Turner Manuscripts


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Manuscripts of Dawson Turner, including:

  1. Letters addressed to Edmund Henry Barker, the classical scholar
  2. Letters from Bishop Thomas Tanner to his uncle Thomas Moore
  3. Collections made by George Chalmers (d. 1825), chiefly relating to Shakespeare


  • Creation: 18th-19th cent.


6 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • German
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Bodl. 1003].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Bodl. 1003-1006, 1013; Eng. poet. d. 13

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13410

Biographical / Historical

Dawson Turner (1775-1858) was a botanist and antiquary. 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. 28722-7.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were purchased in 1859.

Dawson Turner Manuscripts
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom