Correspondence of A.C. Ducarel and John Loveday

Scope and Content

Correspondence of A.C. Ducarel and John Loveday, with a few letters in the hand of John Loveday the younger.

Administrative / Biographical History

Andrew Coltee Ducarel (1713-1785) was an antiquary. John Loveday (1711-89) was a philologist and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

MS. Eng. lett. c. 6 was given to the Library by Thomas Loveday in 1930. MS. Eng. lett. d. 34 was bought from Bernard Halliday in 1930.


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. 40752-3.