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A few autograph letters of Bodleian benefactors

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MS. Autogr. c. 8

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A few autograph letters of Bodleian benefactors:
  1. Fol. 1. A letter from bp. Thomas Barlow, Jan. 21, 1664/5, bought in 1897
  2. Fol. 2. An acknowledgement of a loan by John 'Awbrey', Oct. 23, 1667, bought in 1901
  3. Fol. 4a. A letter from bp. Thomas Tanner, May 29, 1725, bought in 1902
  4. Fol. 6. A letter from Richard Gough, Apr. 16, 1788, bought in 1903
Additions, (fols. 40-98) Guard-book of letters of antiquarians, including:
  1. Fols. 40-1. John Fell, Bishop of Oxford, n.d.
  2. Fols. 44-87. Sir Gore Ouseley, 1787-1844
  3. Fol. 96. Thomas Carte, 1734
  4. Fol. 98. Sir William Dugdale, 1667, calendared HMC 25: 12th report (1890) app., part vii, 48-9 (item 868)
Other additions:
  1. A letter from E. Malone, Aug. 4 (no year given), bought in 1907, has been added at fol. 20
  2. A letter from George Ballard to Joseph Ames, dated December 5, 1737, bought from J. Tregaskis (catal. 720, art. 52) in March, 1912, has been added at fol. 23
  3. A letter from M[ary] Evelyn, wife of the diarist, to dr. [Ralph] Bohun, at New college, Oxford, March 22, 1667/8 (fols. 30-1)
  4. Two holograph letters of John Evelyn, Jan. 18, 1696/7, and Mar. 1, 169/78, and a draft of a third, Feb. 1, 1703/4 (fols. 32-6)
  5. A prayer for use on the 31st December by the last named, with an 'advertisement' or preface by him, slightly damaged and incomplete (fols. 37-8)
  6. Also two letters from mrs. Frances E. R. Heygate of Waynflete, Eton (fols. 26-9), by whom the papers were presented to the Library, April 4, 1914
  7. The letters so given and two others have been privately printed for the donor (Oxf., 1914)
  8. Fol. 13. Letter from bp. Thomas Tanner to dr. David Wilkins, Nov. 17, 1732, 'bought ... in lot 105 at Sotheby's, 19. 5. 1906'
  9. Fol. 13. Three letters of dr. James Ingram, one of Jan. 17, 1836, two (one imperfect) undated, 'bought ... 1. 6. 1906 from H. Y. Adamson'
  10. Fol. 18. Letter from R. Gough, May 10, 1791, about Hampton Court in Herefordshire, 'bought.. in Sotheby's sale 1. 12. 1906, part of lot 71.'
  11. A letter from Browne Willis to Robert Hoblyn, March 21, 1752, bought from Messrs. Maggs (catal. 215, art. 1037) on Oct. 26, 1905, occupies fols. 8-9

Dates

  • Written in A.D. 1665-1788

Extent

15 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Autogr. c. 8, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Autogr. c. 8

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20346

Overview

A few autograph letters of Bodleian benefactors

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. 30422

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Referenced in 1902.

Additions: Acquired, 1920-8.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 3/8 × 11 in.
Title
A few autograph letters of Bodleian benefactors
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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