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Collection Level Description: Correspondence of Thomas Burgess

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 133-40
Title: Correspondence of Thomas Burgess
Dates of Creation: 1778-1837
Extent: 8 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Burgess (1756-1837) was successively bishop of St. David's and Salisbury. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Thomas Burgess, mainly with scholars and ecclesiastics.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The correspondence was bought from W.I. Williams in 1949.

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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. 40934-41.

Publication Note

Many of the letters are printed in J.S. Harford, Life of Thomas Burgess (London, 1840).

Access Points

Burgess | Thomas | 1756-1837 | Bishop of Salisbury

Church of England | Bishops

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