Thomas Orde-Powlett, Lord Bolton: Eton College, Latin and Greek verses

Scope and Content

Manuscript and printed Latin and Greek verses, including 'Te Deum laudamus' and 'In obitum Ludovici XVI'; a sheet of 3 satirical portraits by Orde; a sketch portrait of an unnamed clergyman; and a sketch portrait of C.O. Goodford, Provost of Eton, 1877. The volume also includes printed pamphlets: Registrum regale: sive catalogus, Eton, 1774; another copy, extended to 1809 with MS additions; Honoratissimo viro Thomae Orde, Insulae cui nomen Vecti, praeposito... oden hanc inscriptam voluit T.I. M___s [T.J. Mathias] [1791]; Elegeia Thomae Gray, Graece reddita. Editio altera emendata [by John Norbury], Eton, 1793; and a print, view of Eton, engraved by Roberts, undated. The volume has the bookplate of William Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1895.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Orde (1746-1807), M.P., attended Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, 1765, of which he was a Fellow, 1768-78. He married Jean Browne Powlett, natural daughter of 5th Duke of Bolton, in 1778, assumed the name Orde-Powlett in 1795, and was created 1st Baron Bolton in 1797.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased 1994.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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