Papers of Francis Douce
Douce's letters, papers, autobiographical memoranda, commonplace books and unpublished essays.
6.42 linear metres (114 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Douce b. 6, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Douce b. 6-9, c. 5-12, d. 20-88, e. 9-107, f. 6-26
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12910
Francis Douce's letters, papers, autobiographical memoranda, commonplace books and unpublished essays.
Biographical / Historical
Francis Douce (1757-1834) was an antiquary and collector. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. Douce and his collections are discussed in Bodleian Quarterly Record, 7 (1932-4), 359-82, in A. N. L. Munby, Connoisseurs and medieval miniatures 1750-1850 (Oxford, 1972), 35-56, and in The Douce legacy [exhibition catalogue] (Bodleian Library, Oxford, 1984).
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. 39185-389
Bequeathed to the British Museum, 1834, to be opened 1 Jan 1900.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by the Trustees of the British Museum, 1933.
- Papers of Francis Douce
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- EAD version 2019
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