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Collection Level Description: Letters and Legal Documents of Philip Bliss

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 503; Eng. lett. d. 463
Title: Letters and Legal Documents of Philip Bliss
Dates of Creation: 1837-52
Extent: 2 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

Letters and legal documents of Philip Bliss as trustee of the settlement on the marriage of Jamima Williams of Jamaica and Thomas Warne in 1823.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Morrell, Peel & Gamlen, solicitors, of Oxford, in 1970.

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Further Information

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. I, nos. 44097-8.

Access Points

Legal documents

Marriage settlements

Bliss | Philip | 1787-1857 | Antiquary and Editor

Warne | Jamima | fl. 1823-1852 | nee Williams, of Jamaica

Warne | Thomas | fl. 1823-1852

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