Works of Philip Guedalla

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. c. 410, d. 264-77
  • Dates of Creation
      [ca. 1914-1944]
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      15 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Works of Philip Guedalla, consisting of manuscript and typescript copies of:  

  • 'Court martial of an emperor', an unfinished play
  • 'The partition of Europe', first published, Oxford, 1914
  • 'The Second Empire', first published, London, 1922
  • 'Fathers of the Revolution', first published, New York, 1926
  • 'The Duke', first published, London, 1931
  • 'Argentine tango', first published, London, 1932
  • 'The Hundred Days', first published, London, 1934
  • 'The hundred years', first published, London, 1936
  • 'The hundredth year [1936]', first published, London, 1939
  • 'Mr Churchill: a portrait', first published, London, 1941
  • 'Middle East, 1940-1942: a study in air power', first published, London, 1944

Administrative / Biographical History

Philip Guedalla (1899-1944) was a historian and essayist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The works were given to the Library by Philip Guedalla's wife in 1966.


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. 40002-16.

Related Material

Manuscripts of other works by Guedalla are in the library of Balliol College, Oxford.