Guard-book of miscellaneous items, 17th-20th cent.

Extent: 123 leaves


Letter from William Ewart Gladstone to Friedrich Max Müller, 1883
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 1-2
Note: cross-ref. for last item altered 6.3.03 by cep
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Bought, Bonham's, 21 Sept. 1994, lot 186.

Letter from Ian Gilbert Philip to Don Richnell concerning the Bodleian Library, 1946
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 3-4
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Prof. Robin Alston, 1994.

Letters to Thomas Fitzroy Fenwick about Phillipps manuscripts, 1891, 1926-31
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 5-24
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 5-18) Eiríkur Magnùsson, 1891
  • (fols. 21-2) Alexandre, Comte de Laborde, 1926
Acquisition: Given by A.R.A. Hobson, 1995.

Letter from Edwin Smith concerning a visit to Corley Hall, 1876
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fol. 25
Extent: 1 leaf
Acquisition: Found loose in Antiq. c. E. 1714.1, 1995.

Correspondence between Margaret Deneke and Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Pickard-Cambridge, concerning Mendelssohn memorabilia, 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 26-33
Extent: 8 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Robin Waterfield, 1995.

Letter of John Johnson about his collection of printed ephemera, 1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fol. 34
Extent: 1 leaf
Acquisition: Given by Ruari McLean, 1998.

Letters to John Linton Myres from George Francis Hill and Edward Stanley Gotch Robinson concerning gifts to the British Museum, 1922
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 35-41
Extent: 7 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Rear Admiral J.A.L. Myres, 1998.

Account by Thomas Tanner of the battle of Merton in 871, probably sent to John Aubrey, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fol. 42
Extent: 1 leaf
Acquisition: Bought, Sotheby's, 15 July 1998, lot 11.

Letter to John Aubrey concerning the waters of Wiltshire, late 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 43-5
Extent: 3 leaves
Acquisition: Bought, Sotheby's, 15 July 1998, lot 12.

Letter of Charles Sutherland Elton to John M. Polter, about W.S. Spooner, 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fol. 46
Extent: 1 leaf
Acquisition: Given by Dr. J.M. Polter, 1999.

Papers of Henry Halford Vaughan, 1839-81
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 47-53
Extent: 7 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 47-8) a letter to him from Thomas Arnold, 30 May 1839
  • (fols. 49-50) copy in the hand of Nevil Story-Maskelyne of memorial in his support, 1857
  • (fols. 51-3) epigram by him on President Garfield, 1881
Acquisition: Given by John Vaughan, 1999.

Detailed list of his pictures, prints, drawings and family portraits, compiled by John Bowyer Nichols, c.1831-1846
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fol. 54
Extent: 1 leaf
Acquisition: Bought, Roy Davids, 1999.

Letter of Attorney of Rajah Metereject Sing, 1799
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 55-6
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Given by John Fuggles, 1998.

Correspondence of Frank Hardie, 1933
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 57-74
Extent: 18 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 57-72) correspondence with James MacColl, 1933
  • (fols. 73-4) letter from John Cripps, 1933
Acquisition: Given by Martin Ceadel, 1999.

Letter from Harold Nicolson to Lady Waverley, 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fol. 75
Extent: 1 leaf
Acquisition: Bought, Henry Bristow, 26 Aug. 1999, catalogue 20, bulletin 11.

T.E. Lawrence papers, 1930-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 76-88
Extent: 13 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 76-8) letters from T.E. Lawrence to Percy Cox, 1930
  • (fols. 79, 87-8) letters from Arnold Walter Lawrence to Percy Cox, 1936
  • (fols. 80-6) notes by Percy Cox on his association with T.E. Lawrence, 1936
Acquisition: Bought through John Duckworth, 1999.

Order issued in the House of Commons concerning Pole money, 1641
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 89-90
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Found in C.V. Wedgwood's papers, given by Miss Hope-Wallace, 1996 and 2000.

Letters from Edmund Gosse to Stopford A. Brooke thanking him for donating the Shelley manuscripts, and to his daughter, Miss Brooke, thanking her for persuading her father to be listed as a donor, 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 91-2
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Bought, Henry Bristow, 17 Jan. 1986, lot 85.

Letters to Leighton Reynolds from Richard Hunt and (fols. 94-5) Neil Ker, 1958-64
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 93-5
Extent: 3 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Mrs S.M. Reynolds, through Andrew Watson, 2002.

Letters to Roger Mynors from Neil Ker, 1950-72
Shelfmark: fols. 96-8
Extent: 3 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Michael Wilson, through Andrew Watson, 2002.

Letter from A.F. Gori, mourning the death of Cardinal Querini, in Italian, 1755
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 99-100
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Bought, Martin Breslauer, list XLII (1975), item 83.

Letters to Jane Gorham, mainly from her mother, Mrs Jane Gorham, 1839-67
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 101-20
Extent: 20 leaves
Acquisition: Given by Kirsty Jackson, 2000.

Papers removed from MS. Don. c. 201, including a printed commentary on Robert Bridges by John Johnson, Robert Bridges and the Oxford University Press, written for an exhibition and (fol. 122) an accompanying letter from Simon Nowell-Smith to John Sparrow, 1946
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 121-3
Extent: 3 leaves
Acquisition: Bequeathed with MS. Don. c. 201, by John Sparrow, 1993.

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