Copy of Hugh Blair, 'Lectures on rhetorick'

Scope and Content

Copy in an unidentified hand of Hugh Blair, 'Lectures on rhetorick', containing thirty eight lectures.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh Blair (1718-1800) was a Church of Scotland minister and professor of Rhetoric. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The copy was bought from Hofmann & Freeman in 1972.


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. 45514-15.