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Collection Level Description: Notebooks of Philip Bliss

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 51-63
Title: Notebooks of Philip Bliss
Dates of Creation: 1805-55
Extent: 13 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous literary notebooks of Philip Bliss, partly bibliographical and partly connected with Oxford history, with many extracts from Hearne's diaries.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought by the Bodleian at the Phillipps sale, June 1893.

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Further Information

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. 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).

Access Points

Bibliography

Bliss | Philip | 1787-1857 | Antiquary and Editor

Hearne | Thomas | 1678-1735 | Antiquary and Nonjuror

Oxford (England)


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