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Collection Level Description: Papers of Alexander Dalrymple

Reference: MSS. Don. e. 55-6, f. 25
Title: Papers of Alexander Dalrymple
Dates of Creation: 19th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Alexander Dalrymple (1737-1808) was hydrographer to the Navy. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

A play by Alexander Dalrymple, with books annotated by him.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection was owned by Sophia Monckton (d. 1824).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought from Arnold Muirhead and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1956.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

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. 39102-3.

Access Points


Dalrymple | Alexander | 1737-1808 | Hydrographer to the Navy

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