File COL 7/11 - Diary of Revd John Price (1734-1813, Bodley's librarian)

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COL 7/11


Diary of Revd John Price (1734-1813, Bodley's librarian)


  • 1757 (Creation)

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Collected over 60,000 manuscripts. Phillipps referred to himself as a complete ‘Vello-maniac’.
Born in Manchester, 2 July 1792. Educated at Rugby School and University College, Oxford. Elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1820 and made a baronet the following year. Lived at Middle Hill, Broadway, then (from 1863) at Thirlestaine House in Cheltenham. Died 6 February 1872. After Phillipps's death, his vast collection of books and manuscripts was dispersed in a series of sales.

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During a tour in Norfolk and Suffolk in 1757 via Great Yarmouth, North Walsham, Aylsham, Blickling, Holkham, Framlingham, Bury St Edmunds, Hengrave, Ixworth, Botesdale, Redgrave, Wolferton, Raynham, Narford, Hingham, King's Lynn, Diss, Scole, Eye, Beccles, Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Bury. With descriptions of towns and great houses. Phillipps MS 7258 (sold May 1897).

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Created 20/07/2004 by Droip. Modified 23/10/2013 by Drosm.


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