Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane and Family
Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 647-50; Eng. lett. c. 313, d. 334-5; Eng. misc. b. 113-14, g. 78
Title: Papers of Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane and Family
Dates of Creation: 1837-1910
Extent: 10 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English
Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane (1830-1903), Major General, was a prison reformer. Details are given in the
Dictionary of National Biography.
Scope and Content
Papers of Du Cane and his family, including:
- Family correspondence, 1838-1903
- Papers concerning Du Cane's education and early career, 1837-1903
- Miscellaneous papers of the Du Cane family, 1812, 1887-1910
- Pocket book of geometry exercises, 1844-6
- Official correspondence and papers of Du Cane as chairman of the board of directors of convict prisons and
chairman of the prison commissioners, 1869-95
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library in 1973.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a
valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see
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. 40036-45.
A fuller description and detailed index are available in the Library and at the National Register of
Related Units of Description
See also Papers of Sir Edmund F. Du Cane.
Du Cane | Edmund Frederick | 1830-1903 | Sir | Knight, Major General, and Prison Reformer
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