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Collection Level Description: Montagu Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Montagu c. 1-6, d. 1-33, e. 1-16, f. 1
Title: Montagu Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 15th-19th cent.
Extent: 56 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin, English, Italian, French, German, and Ancient Greek

Administrative/Biographical History

Captain Montagu Montagu, RN (1787-1863), who entered the navy in 1799, was an author and autograph collector.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Captain Montagu. The collection includes:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Library by Captain Montagu in 1863.

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

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 25397-25458.

For a more detailed description of the medieval manuscripts in the collection see

Access Points

Authors, Classical

Autographs | Collections


Poetry, English

Poetry, Italian

Montagu | Montagu | 1787-1863 | Captain RN, Author, and Autograph Collector

Shakespeare | William | 1564-1616 | Dramatist

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