Gilpin Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of William Gilpin, with later Gilpin family papers, consisting of:  

Administrative / Biographical History

William Gilpin (1724-1804) was a clergyman, educationist, biographer and topographer. His son was William Gilpin (1757-1848), Rector of Pulverbatch. Details of William Gilpin (1724-1804) are given in the  Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers came to the Library in three separate donations, 1962-3. MS. Eng. misc. d. 566/1 was bought at Sotheby's in 1981.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

See also Papers of William Gilpin (MSS. Eng. lett. b. 36, c. 534; Eng. misc. d. 1204-7, e. 1318-26; Eng. poet. c. 71, d. 221-4, e. 175-8; Lat. misc. c. 94).


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