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Collection Level Description: Papers of Wyndham Damer Clark (1884-1961), 1757-1919

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. b. 23-5, c. 385-409, d. 373-94, e. 140; Eng. misc. a. 18, b. 162-9, c. 625-31, c. 659-66, d. 938-54, e. 879-900, f. 533-55, g. 169-79; Eng. poet. d. 202-3, e. 134-6, f. 36, g. 5-6; Eng. th. d. 65; Germ. d. 9
Title: Papers of Wyndham Damer Clark (1884-1961), 1757-1919
Dates of Creation: 1757-1919
Extent: 158 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and German

Administrative/Biographical History

Wyndham Damer Clark (1884-1961), formerly of Talygarn, Glamorgan.

Scope and Content

This is a collection of mainly 18th- and 19th-century family papers. The main groups are:

Administrative Information

Custodial History

This collection descended from Lady Louisa Stuart (1757-1851) to her niece Lady Anna Maria Dawson (d. 1866), and then, gathering further papers at each generation, from aunt to niece: Caroline Stuart Erskine, daughter of H.D. Erskine, Dean of Ripon; Alice Strong (Mrs Godfrey Clark); finally to her son W.D. Clark.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library by W.D. Clark, 1954-60.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

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. 40533-692

A fuller description and detailed index are available in the Library

Publication Note

Many of Lady Louisa Stuart's papers were printed by Mrs Godfrey Clark in Gleanings from an old portfolio (3 vols., privately printed, Edinburgh, 1896-8).

Access Points

Crimean War, 1853-1856

Bromley | Louisa Mary Davenport | d 1845

Clark | Wyndham Damer | 1884-1961

Dawson | Anna Maria | d 1866 | Lady | daughter of 1st Earl of Portarlington

Erskine | Caroline Stuart | d 1890

Erskine | Henry David | 1786-1859 | Dean of Ripon

Macartney | George | 1737-1806 | Earl Macartney

Macartney | Jane | 1742-1828 | wife of 1st Earl Macartney

Strong | Clement William | 1820-69

Stuart | Louisa | 1757-1851 | Lady | daughter of 3rd Earl of Bute

Townshend | Charles | 1725-1767 | Statesman

Minorca (Spain)

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