Manuscripts collected by Captain Montagu. The collection includes:
- copies of works by classical authors;
- English and Italian poetry;
- papers relating to the works of Shakespeare.
- Creation: 15th-19th century
3.52 Linear metres (62 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Montagu c. 1].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Montagu c. 1-6, d. 1-33, 20*, 21*, 21b, 21d, 21e, e. 1-16, f. 1; Illustrated 200*.
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13236
Manuscripts collected by Captain Montagu, 15th-19th century.
Biographical / Historical
Captain Montagu Montagu, RN (1787-1863), who entered the navy in 1799, was an author and autograph collector.
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 25397-25458.
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Montagu..
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Library by Captain Montagu in 1863.
- Montagu Manuscripts
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
- EAD version 2020
- Language of description
- Script of description