Letters and legal documents of Philip Bliss as trustee of the settlement on the marriage of Jamima Williams of Jamaica and Thomas Warne in 1823.
Letters and Legal Documents of Philip Bliss
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 503; Eng. lett. d. 463
- Dates of Creation1837-52
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
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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.
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The papers were given to the Library by Morrell, Peel & Gamlen, solicitors, of Oxford, in 1970.
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. 44097-8.