This collection of printed books about Napoleon, mainly relating to the years 1810-21, collected by Curzon, includes nine manuscripts, and several extra-illustrated works bound in 38 folio volumes.
4.86 linear metres (48 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Curzon a. 1, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Curzon a. 1-2, c. 1-2, d. 1-4, e. 1; [pr. bk.] Curzon b. 2-40
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12889
Collection of printed books about Napoleon collected by George, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, 1809-1928.
Biographical / Historical
George, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925) was a statesman. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38397-38444.
Much of the collection was bought by Lord Curzon at the sale of A. M. Broadley's Napoleonic library at Hodgson's, 7 Dec 1916.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequeathed by Lord Curzon, 1926
- Curzon Collection
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
- EAD version 2019
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