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Collection Level Description: Phillipps-Munby Papers

Reference: MSS. Phillipps-Munby b. 1-5, c. 1-34, d. 1-25, d. 29-38, d. 41-9, e. 1-10, f. 1-3
Title: Phillipps-Munby Papers
Dates of Creation: 19th-20th cent.
Extent: 96 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, Latin, German, and French

Administrative/Biographical History

Alan Noel Latimer Munby (1913-1974) was a librarian, bibliographer, historian and book collector. Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), Baronet, was an antiquary, collector of manuscripts and books. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of A.N.L. Munby concerning the writing of his Phillipps studies (5 vols., Cambridge, 1951-60) and the history and location of the manuscripts of Sir Thomas Phillipps. The papers include:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Munby's executors in 1975.

Access Conditions

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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. II, nos. 49816-911.

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Munby | Alan Noel Latimer | 1913-1974 | Librarian, Bibliographer, Historian, and Book Collector

Phillipps | Thomas | 1792-1872 | Sir | Baronet, Antiquary, and Collector of MSS and Books

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