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Collection Level Description: Papers of Richard Congreve

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. a. 10, c. 343-50, d. 481-92, e. 453-6, g. 60-1; Eng. lett. c. 181-7, d. 172, e. 49-71; French e.27
Title: Papers of Richard Congreve
Dates of Creation: 1841-1902
Extent: 59 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Richard Congreve (1818-1899) was a positivist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence of Richard Congreve, with some correspondence of his wife. Many of the papers are copies by Mrs Mary Congreve for an intended biography.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to Wadham College, Oxford, after the British Museum had made a selection, and were given by the college to the Library in 1957.

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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. 41939-97.

Access Points



Congreve | Mary | fl 1841-1902

Congreve | Richard | 1818-1899 | Positivist

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