MC:P300 Letter from Edward Gibbon, 1767
For information on Edward Gibbon and his connection with Magdalen, see the introduction to MC:P298.
This collection consists of a letter from Edward Gibbon and related correspondence from the 1940s. The later correspondence suggests that the letter was purchased from Messrs Birrell and Garnett, Antiquarian booksellers.
Recatalogued by Richard Hunt, October 2007.
MC:P300/C1 – LETTER OF EDWARD GIBBON
MC:P300/C1/1 20 Sep 1767
Letter, E. Gibbon Junior to Mr Becket on publication of a French Journal of English literary publications, anecdotes, the theatre and polite Arts. Gibbon aiming to convince Becket that he should publish it. Beriton.
MC:P300/C2 – CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO GIBBON LETTER
MC:P300/C2/1 6 Nov 1948
Letter, J.E. Norton to C.T. Onions (Fellow-Librarian 1940-55) on purchase of letter from Gibbon to Becket and other items acquired by Magdalen College. London.
MC:P300/C2/2 6 Jan 1949
Letter, J.E. Norton to Onions on viewing Gibbon letters and portrait. London.
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