Papers of Rev. Philip Bliss

Scope and Content

Collections of printed and written papers of the 18th and 19th centuries made by Rev. Philip Bliss, comprising:

  • letters, notes (chiefly biographical), printers' proposals, etc.
  • papers relating to University business, including agenda for Congregation, lists of delegates of privileges and of regent masters, supplicants etc., 1836-53.

Administrative / Biographical History

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

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the University Archives by the Keeper, 1932.


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

Other Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city, county, and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).

Related Material

Commonplace book of Philip Bliss (MSS. Don. e. 132-3).