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A valuable series of letters and papers nearly all addressed to successive Bodley's Librarians

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A valuable series of letters and papers nearly all addressed to successive Bodley's Librarians, 1638-1859, especially to dr. Humphrey Owen (1747-68), the rev. John Price (1768-1813), and dr. Bandinel (up to about 1835); with some miscellaneous letters: arranged in alphabetical order of writers' names. There is a full catalogue and index of the volume in the Library, but the following are, in chronological order, some of the more interesting items:
  1. Ducarel, dr. J. C. (six), 1735-77 (fol. 63).
  2. Willis, Browne (nineteen), 1745-55 (fol. 313).
  3. Rawlinson, dr. R. (two), 1748-9 (fol. 259).
  4. Carte, rev. Thomas (one), Oct. 22, 1753 (fol. 54).
  5. Vansittart, Robert (one), Nov. 8, 1754 (about the St. Amand bequest: fol. 293).
  6. Astle, Thomas (four), 1769-81 (fol. 6).
  7. Gough, Rich. (eight), 1772-90 (fol. 87).
  8. Percy, bp. Thomas (four), 1773-1801 (fol. 249).
  9. Granger, James (two), 1774 (fol. 115).
  10. Pennant, Thomas (ten), 1774-6 (fol. 238).
  11. Woide, Charles G. (two), 1774-80 (fol. 343).
  12. Jones, sir William (proposals for printing a translation of a Persian book by John Uri, about 1780: fol. 298).
  13. Banks, sir Joseph (six), about 1780-1811 (about the Bradley papers: fol. 13).
  14. Bigland, Ralph (one), March 24, 1781 (fol. 38).
  15. Herbert, William (eleven), 1782-9 (fol. 135).
  16. Douglas, bp. John (one), Feb. 26, 1785 (fol. 59).
  17. Morgan, Edward, Bodleian assistant (two), 1787 (foll. 141v, 180).
  18. Harcourt, lord (four), 1788-1802 (fol. 118).
  19. Sibthorp, prof. John (one), about 1790 (fol. 285a).
  20. Ash, E. (one), July 3, 1796 (about the Luder Kulencamp sale: fol. 4).
  21. Nichols, John (thirteen), 1809-11 (about the transference of the Gough collection: fol. 190): at fol. 31 is one by J. Basire, about 1809, on the same subject.
  22. Howley, William, afterwards archbp. (two), 1813 (fol. 153).
  23. Payne and Foss, messrs. (two), 1824-5 (fol. 233).
  24. Dolben, sir John E. (one), Oct. 12, 1824 (about the Sheldon papers: fol. 57).
  25. Nicolas, sir N. H. (one), Sept. 22, 1826 (about restrictions on copying MSS.: fol. 226).
  26. Inglis, sir Robert H. (two), 1829-30 (fol. 158).
  27. Rosen, F. (one), Feb. 8, 1832 (with report on the Chambers Sanskrit MSS. now at Berlin: fol. 268).
  28. Routh, dr. M. J. (three), 1833-4 (fol. 273).
  29. Gladstone, rt. hon. W. E. (one), Nov. 8, 1859 (fol. 82).
Additions: (fols. 64a-b) Letter from A. C. Ducarel to Francis Wise, 1756.

There is a considerable amount of information on Oxford topics, and about the collections, pictures, and fabric of the Library, in various parts of this volume: which was put together and bound about 1864.

Dates

  • Written in A.D. 1638-1859

Extent

366 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 64, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. A. 64

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20176

Overview

A valuable series of letters and papers nearly all addressed to successive Bodley's Librarians

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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, no. 30162

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Additions: Given by W. E. Moss, 1917.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

10 × 8 7/8 in.
Title
A valuable series of letters and papers nearly all addressed to successive Bodley's Librarians
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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