Malone Papers

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of Edmund Malone, including:  

  • Letters and papers, 1792-1811
  • Notes and extracts, 18th century
  • A copy of the greater part of Malone's edition of the Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare (London 1790), bound in 13 volumes and interleaved, with many manuscript notes and papers written by Malone

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Malone (1741-1812) was a critic and author. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were purchased from Thomas Rodd, the London bookseller, in 1838.


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

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 28441-58.