Collection Rothschild MS - Manuscript collection of the third Baron Rothschild

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Rothschild MS


Manuscript collection of the third Baron Rothschild


  • 16th-19th c. (Creation)

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The manuscripts came to Trinity along with the library donated by Lord Rothschild

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Scope and content

The collection consists of the manuscript collection of the third Baron Rothschild, much of which was purchased at auction. The majority of items are 18th-century literary works with a particular emphasis on Swift.

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System of arrangement

The manuscripts were catalogued within the Rothschild Library catalogue which is arranged in alphabetical order irrespective of whether items are books or manuscript. Each item was given a number within a running series. Therefore, the reference numbers of the manuscript item are not necessarily consecutive.

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      Finding aids

      The manuscripts are catalogued in detail in the catalogue of the Rothschild Library, privately printed by CUP in 1954. Images of the material and the catalogue entries may be found in the Wren Digital Library:

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