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Collection Level Description: Papers of George Crabbe

Reference: MSS. Don. d. 16-17
Title: Papers of George Crabbe
Dates of Creation: 1799-1914
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

George Crabbe (1754-1832) was a poet. His son, George Crabbe (1785-1857), was a biographer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Letters and papers of and concerning George Crabbe, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The papers were collected by Mrs. Alexander Mackay of Trowbridge.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from The George Gregory Book Store, Bath, in 1930, and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian.

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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. 38994-5.

Access Points

Poets | 18th century

Poets | 19th century

Crabbe | George | 1754-1832 | Poet

Crabbe | George | 1785-1857 | Biographer

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