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British Library, Manuscript Collections: 2000 Accessions

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  • Cotton and Bowdler families: genealogical notes (Dep 9929)
  • Arthur Agarde (1540-1615), antiquary: copy of Greater Domesday (Dep 9949)
  • Charles Bacon, clerk of the works at Westminster: diary 1815-16 (Dep 9924 (a))
  • Thomas Beckwith, painter and antiquary: genealogical and historical account of the Beckwith and Malebysse families 1786 (Add MS 74756 A, B)
  • Jean Bellemain: MS of a French glossary, dedicated and presented as a New Year's gift to Edwrad VI 1533 (Add MS 74745)
  • Phyllis Bottome 1884-1963), author: papers (c200 vols)
  • Rupert Chawner Brooke, poet: corresp with Phyllis Gardner and her mother Mary 1912-14 (Add MS 74741)
  • Sydney Charles Buxton (1853-1934), Earl Buxton, governor-general of South Africa: papers (c250 vols)
  • Richard Corbet (1582-1635), bishop of Norwich: MS poem, The Oxford Ballad (Dep 9920 (1))
  • William Cowper, poet: autograph drafts of final poems 1799 (Dep 9987)
  • Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), novelist and journalist: publishing agreements, legal and financial papers (c10 vols) (Dep 9964)
  • Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke (1843-1911), 2nd Bart, politician and author: papers rel to the two Dilke divorce cases (Loan MS 119)
  • Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), Earl of Beaconsfield, statesman: letters (11) to his sister Sarah (Add MS 74793)
  • Thomas Stearns Eliot, poet: letters (48) to Margaret Nason of the Bindery tea shop 1939-64 (Dep 9935)
  • George II: establishment book 1727-30 (Dep 9904)
  • William Donald Hamilton (1936-2000), zoologist: papers (c1000 vols)
  • John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford (1389-1435): his Hours and Psalter and Breviary (Add MSS 74754-55)
  • Sir James Mackintosh (1765-1832), politician and historian: papers (c75 vols)
  • Henry Montagu (? 1563-1642), 1st Earl of Manchester, statesman: office and estate papers, and 'Docquett Book' for the Great Seal 1621 (Egerton MS 3881)
  • Titus Oates, anti-Catholic agitator: letter to the Duke of Bolton 1694 (Dep 9951)
  • Laurence Kerr Olivier (1907-1989), Baron Olivier, actor: corresp and papers (c500 vols)
  • Alice Elizabeth Cliff Scatcherd, suffragette: corresp rel to petition to Queen Victoria regarding the women's franchise 1897 (Dep 9943)
  • James Stern (1904-1993), writer and translator (addnl): papers (c50 vols)
  • Richard Symonds, Royalist and antiquary: commonplace book c1652-77 (Egerton MS 3881)
  • John Jeremy Thorpe (b 1929), politician: papers (c350 vols)
  • John Tusa (b 1936), broadcaster, journalist: papers (c250 vols)
  • 15th cent Middle English copy of Richarde Rolle's Psalter with Lollard interpolations, being the second part of Royal MS 18.D.I (Dep 9970)
  • Later 16th cent copy of 'Leicester's Commonwealth' 1584 (Egerton MS 3878)
  • Original charter noted in Cotton cartulary (Dep 9948 (a))
  • Verse translation c1632 of the Psalms of David by Sir Philip Sidney and his sister Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (Egerton MS 3879)