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Notebooks of Philip Bliss

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Miscellaneous literary notebooks of Philip Bliss, partly bibliographical and partly connected with Oxford history, with many extracts from Hearne's diaries.

Dates

  • 1805-1855

Extent

13 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 51].
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MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 51-63

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12798

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 1822-1828. He was Registrar of the University of Oxford (1824-1853), 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. VI, nos. 31573-85.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought by the Bodleian at the Phillipps sale, June 1893.

Related Materials

See also Bliss Manuscripts (Antiq. d. G. 1670/1; Gen. Top. 4° 141; Oxon 4° 69; MSS. Fairfax 40; Top. Oxon. c. 8-12, c. 38, d. 387) and Oxford University Registers (MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 47, c. 143-8, d. 64-71, e. 98).
Title
Notebooks of Philip Bliss
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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