French and English manuscripts, some relating to Montesquieu.
French and English Manuscripts Collected by Robert Shackleton
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1637; French c. 47-9, d. 42-4, e. 39
- Dates of Creation18th-20th century
- Language of MaterialFrench, and English.
- Physical Description8 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
Robert Shackleton (1919-1986) was Bodley's Librarian, 1966-79, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, and Fellow of All Souls College, 1979-86. He collected books by and about Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, and wrote Montesquieu : a critical biography (London : Oxford University Press, 1970). Details are given in Who Was Who.
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).
The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Robert Shackleton, with his library of books by and about Montesquieu, 1986.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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