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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

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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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