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Collection Level Description: Burdett-Coutts Papers

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. a. 9, b. 195-201, c. 292-7, d. 215-18; Eng. lett. c. 61-6, d. 92-8; Autogr. c. 23
Title: Burdett-Coutts Papers
Dates of Creation: 1644-1938
Extent: 32 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th baronet (1770-1844) was a politician. His father-in-law was Thomas Coutts (1735-1822), banker. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The Burdett-Coutts collection consists mainly of:

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The papers belonged successively to Sir Francis's youngest daughter, Angela, Baroness Burdett-Coutts, her husband, W.L. Ashmead-Bartlett, and his nephew Seabury Ashmead-Bartlett (later Burdett-Coutts).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1944.

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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. 39452-82.

Publication Note

The papers were used extensively used by M.W. Patterson in his Sir Francis Burdett and his times, 1770-1844 (London, 1931).

Access Points

Burdett | Francis | 1770-1844 | Sir | 5th Baronet and politician

Coutts | Thomas | 1735-1822 | Banker

Patterson | Melville Watson | 1873-1944

Great Britain | Politics and government | 18th century

Great Britain | Politics and government | 19th century

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