Papers of Alexander Dalrymple

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Don. e. 55-6, f. 25
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      3 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

A play by Alexander Dalrymple, with books annotated by him.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Dalrymple (1737-1808) was hydrographer to the Navy. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was bought from Arnold Muirhead and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1956.


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. 39102-3.

Custodial History

The collection was owned by Sophia Monckton (d 1824).