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Collection Level Description: Papers of Bertram Dobell

Reference: MSS. Dobell a. 1, c. 1-60, d. 1-18, e. 1-71, f. 1-28, g. 1-2
Title: Papers of Bertram Dobell
Dates of Creation: c. 1820-1914
Extent: 180 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Bertram Dobell (1842-1914) was a bookseller and man of letters. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, diaries and literary papers of Dobell, including literary papers relating to the poet James Thomson (1834-1882).

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, with a collection of printed books and MS. Ch. London & Middlesex 588, from Rosemary Dobell, 1972

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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. 38445-624.

Related Units of Description

Bodleian Library also holds a collection of papers by and about Thomson: see James Thomson Papers. See also the Research papers of Henry Salt on James Thomson, 1886-1906.

Access Points

Poetry | 19th century

Dobell | Bertram | 1842-1914 | Bookseller and Man of Letters

Thomson | James | 1834-1882 | Poet and Pessimist

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