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Common-place books of Dr. Samuel Pegge the elder


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Common-place books of Dr. Samuel Pegge the elder (d. 1796), of an entirely miscellaneous kind, dealing with classical and English languages and literature, English history and archaeology, and theology, and comprising many letters addressed to Dr. Pegge.


  • Creation: about 1750-1790


2.42 Linear metres (22 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. C. 224, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Add. C. 224-245

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18532


Common-place books of Dr. Samuel Pegge the elder, written chiefly in about 1750-1790.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Pegge (1704–1796) was a Church of England clergyman and antiquary.

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. 28067-28088.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These volumes were presented by Dr. Samuel Pegge the elder's son, prof. sir Christopher Pegge, in 1814.

Common-place books of Dr. Samuel Pegge the elder
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom