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Collection Level Description: Acland Family Papers

Reference: MSS. Acland c. 1-3, d. 1-201, e. 1-6, Rolls 1
Title: Acland Family Papers
Dates of Creation: 1820-1926
Extent: 211 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, 1st Bart. (1815-1900) was Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford 1858-94. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The Acland papers consist mainly of the correspondence of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland. There are also groups of papers of his daughter Sarah Angelina, of his wife Sarah, of two of his sons, Sir William A. Dyke Acland, and Henry Dyke Acland, and of his brother-in-law William C. Cotton.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by H. D. and Sarah A. Acland, 1926-7

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 37300-510.

A fuller description and detailed index are available in the Library and at the National Register of Archives.

Related Units of Description

See also Additional papers of Henry Wentworth Acland and his daughter, Sarah Angelina Acland (MSS. Eng. e. 3398-9).

Access Points


Acland | Henry Dyke | 1850-1936

Acland | Henry Wentworth | 1815-1900 | Sir | 1st Baronet Physician

Acland | Sarah | d 1878 | Wife of 1st Baronet

Acland | Sarah Angelina | 1849-1930 | Fellow of Royal Photographic Society and Royal Society of Arts

Acland | William Alison Dyke | 1847-1924 | Sir | 2nd Baronet Admiral

Cotton | William Charles | 1813-1879 | Writer On Bees

Acland | family | 1800-2000 | baronets | Oxford

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