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Collection Level Description: Correspondence of Alfred Beesley

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 108-11
Title: Correspondence of Alfred Beesley
Dates of Creation: 1838-48
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Alfred Beesley (1800-47) was a historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

About 346 letters addressed to Alfred Beesley, relating to his History of Banbury, in four volumes, with a list of correspondents' names at the commencement of each.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters were bought from G.A. Poynder, Reading bookseller, in 1912.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 35748-51.

Access Points

Beesley | Alfred | 1800-1847 | Historian

Banbury (Oxfordshire, England)

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