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Phillipps-Munby Papers


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Papers of A.N.L. Munby concerning the writing of his Phillipps studies (5 vols., Cambridge, 1951-60) and the history and location of the manuscripts of Sir Thomas Phillipps. The papers include:
  1. Correspondence and notes, 1945-74
  2. Photographs of Phillipps, his contemporaries and properties, 19th-20th cent.
  3. Publications of the Middle Hill Press with other items printed for Phillipps, 1818-65
  4. Miscellaneous printed items, 1823-1860
  5. List and sale catalogues of Phillipps manuscripts, 1886-1975


  • 19th-20th cent.


96 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • German
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Phillipps].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Phillipps-Munby b. 1-5, c. 1-34, d. 1-25, d. 29-38, d. 41-9, e. 1-10, f. 1-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13335

Biographical / Historical

Alan Noel Latimer Munby (1913-1974) was a librarian, bibliographer, historian and book collector. Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), Baronet, was an antiquary, collector of manuscripts and books. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Munby's executors in 1975.

Related Materials

See also,at the Bodleian Library:
  1. Topographical collections, correspondence and papers of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart. (1792-1872) (MSS. Phillipps-Robinson a. 1-48, b. 1-218, c. 1-726, d. 1-326, e. 1-509, f. 1-83, g. 1-6; Rubbings Phillipps-Robinson 1-933)
  2. Pedigrees Printed for Sir Thomas Phillipps (MSS. Top. gen. a. 20, c. 105-6, c. 106*)
  3. Indexes to the Collection of Manuscripts Formed by Sir Thomas Phillipps ( MSS. Eng. misc. b. 83-92)
Phillipps-Munby Papers
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom