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:
- Correspondence and notes, 1945-74
- Photographs of Phillipps, his contemporaries and properties, 19th-20th cent.
- Publications of the Middle Hill Press with other items printed for Phillipps, 1818-65
- Miscellaneous printed items, 1823-1860
- List and sale catalogues of Phillipps manuscripts, 1886-1975
- 19th-20th cent.
Language of Materials
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.
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. II, nos. 49816-911.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought from Munby's executors in 1975.
- Phillipps-Munby Papers
- Emily Tarrant
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