Correspondence of Thomas Burgess

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Thomas Burgess, mainly with scholars and ecclesiastics.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Burgess (1756-1837) was successively bishop of St. David's and Salisbury. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The correspondence was bought from W.I. Williams in 1949.


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. I, nos. 40934-41.


Many of the letters are printed in J.S. Harford, Life of Thomas Burgess (London, 1840).