Papers of William Gilpin

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of:  

  • Manuscripts of William Gilpin's published works
  • Poems and essays not by Gilpin
  • Letters from William Gilpin (1757-1848) to his wife

Administrative / Biographical History

William Gilpin (1724-1804) was a clergyman, educationist, biographer and topographer. His son was William Gilpin (1757-1848), Rector of Pulverbatch. Details of William Gilpin (1724-1804) 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 papers were given to the Library in 1981.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

See also Gilpin Papers (MSS. Eng. misc. b. 73, c. 387-93, d. 556-88, e. 486-539, f. 178-378).