Correspondence of Richard Gough

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      GB 161 MSS. Gough gen. top. 39-44
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      6 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Six volumes of correspondence of Richard Gough, consisting of:  

  • Correspondence of Gough and Samuel Denne, 1783-99
  • Correspondence of Gough, including letters from him to his mother, 1761-77; letters to and from William Bush, 1756-70; letters to and from John Howel, 1760-81; and letters to and from John James, 1779-1803
  • Correspondence of Gough with Edward Haistwell, 1760-83
  • Correspondence of Gough with the widow, daughter and son-in-law of John Hutchins, 1774-1806
  • Correspondence of Gough with Owen Manning, 1767-96, and Thomas Pennant
  • Correspondence of Gough with Michael Tyson, 1770-80

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Gough (1735-1809) was an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was bought at Sotheby's in 1947.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, 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. 47260-5.