Letters to Gregory Sharpe

Scope and Content

Letters to Gregory Sharpe, 1750-5, with copies of some replies, including letters concerning his works A dissertation upon the origin and structure of the Latin tongue (London, 1751) and Two dissertations... (London, 1751).

Administrative / Biographical History

Gregory Sharpe (1713-1771) was a theologian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The letters were bought from The Bookshop, Cirencester, in 1954.


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. 41676-7.