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Curzon Collection

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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.

Dates

  • 1809-1928

Extent

48 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Curzon a. 1].
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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

Biographical / Historical

George, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925) was a statesman. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

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
Title
Curzon Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom