Dr. Philip Bliss (1787-1857) was an antiquary and editor. He was on the staff of the Bodleian Library from 1808 to about 1813, and 1822-28. He was Registrar of the University of Oxford (1824-53), Keeper of the Archives (1826-57), and Principal of St. Mary Hall (from 1848 until his death in 1857). Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Miscellaneous literary notebooks of Philip Bliss, partly bibliographical and partly connected with Oxford history, with many extracts from Hearne's diaries.
The papers were bought by the Bodleian at the Phillipps sale, June 1893.Access Conditions
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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. VI, nos. 31573-85.Related Units of Description
See also Bliss Manuscripts (Antiq. d. G. 1670/1; Gen. Top. 4° 141; Oxon 4° 69; MSS. Fairfax 40; Top. Oxon. c. 8-12, c. 38, d. 387) and Oxford University Registers (MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 47, c. 143-8, d. 64-71, e. 98).
Bliss | Philip | 1787-1857 | Antiquary and Editor
Hearne | Thomas | 1678-1735 | Antiquary and Nonjuror
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