Letters and Legal Documents of Philip Bliss

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 503; Eng. lett. d. 463
  • Dates of Creation
      1837-52
  • Language of Material
      English.
  • Physical Description
      2 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

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.

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.

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).

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Morrell, Peel & Gamlen, solicitors, of Oxford, in 1970.

Note

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.