Eleven manuscripts, and printed books with manuscript notes, of Philip Bliss, including material relating to Oxford graduates.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 Antiq. d. G. 1670/1; Gen. Top. 4 141; Oxon 4 69; MSS. Fairfax 40; Top. Oxon. c. 8-12, c. 38, d. 387
- Dates of Creation17th-19th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description11 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Dr Philip Bliss (1787-1857) was an antiquary and editor. He was on the staff of the Bodleian Library from 1808 to about 1813, and 1822-28. He was Registrar of the University of Oxford (1824-53), Keeper of the Archives (1826-57), and Principal of St. Mary Hall (from 1848 until his death in 1857). Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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 bought at the sale of the Library of Philip Bliss in 1858.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 28692-703.