The Burdett-Coutts collection consists mainly of:
- Papers of Sir Francis Burdett, 1644-1895 (predominantly 19th century)
- Papers of Thomas Coutts, 1753-1842
- Papers of M.W. Patterson, 1795-1938, relating to Sir Francis Burdett and his times, 1770-1844 (London, 1931)
2.97 linear metres (33 Boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. a. 9, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. hist. a. 9, b. 195-201, c. 292-297, d. 215-218; Eng. lett. c. 61-66, d. 92-98; Autogr. c. 23
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12619
Burdett-Coutts Papers, 1644-1938.
Biographical / Historical
Sir Francis Burdett, 5th baronet (1770-1844) was a politician. His father-in-law was Thomas Coutts (1735-1822), banker. 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. 39452-82.
The papers belonged successively to Sir Francis's youngest daughter, Angela, Baroness Burdett-Coutts, her husband, W.L. Ashmead-Bartlett, and his nephew Seabury Ashmead-Bartlett (later Burdett-Coutts).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library in 1944.
- The papers were used extensively used by M.W. Patterson in his Sir Francis Burdett and his times, 1770-1844 (London, 1931).
- 17th century
- 18th century
- 19th century
- 20th century
- Burdett | Francis | 1770-1844 | Sir | 5th Baronet and politician
- Coutts | Thomas | 1735-1822 | Banker
- Great Britain -- Politics and Government -- 18th century
- Great Britain -- Politics and Government -- 19th century
- Patterson | Melville Watson | 1873-1944
- Burdett-Coutts Papers
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
- EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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