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Collection Level Description: Commonplace Book of Rev. Philip Bliss

Reference: MSS. Don. e. 132-3
Title: Commonplace Book of Rev. Philip Bliss
Dates of Creation: [c. 1720-1825]
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Philip Bliss

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Rev. Philip Bliss (1742-1803) was Rector of Dodington and Frampton Cotterell in Gloucestershire.

Scope and Content

Commonplace book of Philip Bliss containing a compilation of critical comments on 'the most celebrated Authors & Artists', c. 1770-80; notes on the Bliss family genealogy, and on the Gloucestershire livings held by them, c. 1795-1800, with some additions by his son Philip Bliss (1787-1857) to 1825; miscellaneous verse, epitaphs, recipes and memoranda, c. 1770-80; and a treatise in Latin by W. Purefoy on logic, with other memoranda, c. 1720.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 15 Dec. 1982, lot 117; given by the Friends of the Bodleian.

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Bliss | Philip | 1742-1803 | Rector of Dodington and Frampton Cotterell

Bliss | family | Gloucestershire

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