Correspondence of Richard Gough

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Richard Gough, 1757-99, arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Gough (1735-1809) was an antiquary. See the Dictionary of National Biography for details.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Both volumes were bought by the Library from E.C. Shirley in 1955.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other 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. 47267-8.

Custodial History

Sotheby's, 4 Dec. 1874 (Gough Nichols sale), part of lot 975; (46) bookplate 'Ettington Manuscript Library no. 73'.

Related Material

See also the Gough Collection (MSS. Gough), Correspondence of Richard Gough (MSS. Gough gen. top. 39-45) and Enfield Collections of Richard Gough (MSS. Gough Middlesex 8-12).