Sir Thomas Phillipps; 1792-1872; 1st baronet, collector of books and manuscripts

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Sir Thomas Phillipps; 1792-1872; 1st baronet, collector of books and manuscripts

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1792-1872

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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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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; Manchester; Oxford, Oxfordshire

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collector of books and manuscripts

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GB/153/NM/8366

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Created on: 23/10/2013 by Drosm

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