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The Lansdowne manuscripts are a significant named collection of the British Library, based on the collection of William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne. The purchase of the collection by the British Museum was in 1807.
- State papers and correspondence of Lord Burghley.
- Papers of Sir Julius Caesar.
- Papers of White Kennett; his manuscripts passed to James West and so to Lansdowne.
- Historical papers from the 15th century to 18th century, relating to major figures in English history.
- William Petyt's parliamentary papers, and papers of legal interest.
- Topographical and heraldic collections.
- British Library, Manuscripts: Closed collections.
- Dictionary of National Biography, Kennett, White, D.D. (1660–1728), bishop of Peterborough, by Thompson Cooper. Published 1892.
- Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas, A Description of the Contents, Objects, and Uses of the Various Works Printed by Authority of the Record Commission (1831), pp. 106–7; Google Books.
- Catalogue of the Lansdowne Manuscripts in the British Museum (1819) (compiled by Henry Ellis and Francis Douce); Google Books.