This collection of printed books about Napoleon, mainly relating to the years 1810-21, collected by Curzon, includes nine manuscripts, and several extra-illustrated works bound in 38 folio volumes.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Curzon a. 1-2, c. 1-2, d. 1-4, e. 1; [pr. bk.] Curzon b. 2-40
- Dates of Creation1809-1928
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description48 shelfmarks
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
George, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925) was a statesman. Details 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)
Bequeathed by Lord Curzon, 1926
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38397-444.
Much of the collection was bought by Lord Curzon at the sale of A. M. Broadley's Napoleonic library at Hodgson's, 7 Dec 1916.