Commonplace book of Philip Bliss

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Commonplace book of Philip Bliss containing a compilation of critical comments on 'the most celebrated Authors & Artists', c. 1770-80; notes on the Bliss family genealogy, and on the Gloucestershire livings held by them, c. 1795-1800, with some additions by his son Philip Bliss (1787-1857) to 1825; miscellaneous verse, epitaphs, recipes and memoranda, c. 1770-80; and a treatise in Latin by W. Purefoy on logic, with other memoranda, c. 1720.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rev. Philip Bliss (1742-1803) was Rector of Dodington and Frampton Cotterell in Gloucestershire.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Bought, Sotheby's, 15 Dec. 1982, lot 117; given by the Friends of the Bodleian.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

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