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Collection Level Description: Oxford University Registers

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 47, c. 143-8, d. 64-71, e. 98
Title: Oxford University Registers
Dates of Creation: 1704-1866
Extent: 16 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Philip Bliss

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Dr Philip Bliss (1787-1857) was an antiquary and editor. He was on the staff of the Bodleian Library from 1808 to about 1813, and 1822-28. He was Registrar of the University of Oxford (1824-53), Keeper of the Archives (1826-57), and Principal of St. Mary Hall (from 1848 until his death in 1857). Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Oxford University registers, chiefly collected by Dr Philip Bliss.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The registers were presented to the Library by the Registrar of the University, Rev. T.H. Grose.

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. VI, nos. 33587-602.

Related Units of Description

For Dr Philip Bliss papers see Bliss Manuscripts (Antiq. d. G. 1670/1; Gen. Top. 4° 141; Oxon 4° 69; MSS. Fairfax 40; Top. Oxon. c. 8-12, c. 38, d. 387) and Notebooks of Philip Bliss (MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 51-63).

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Bliss | Philip | 1787-1857 | Antiquary and Editor

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