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Collection Level Description: Manuscripts Collected by Sir Charles Harding Firth

Reference: MSS. Firth b. 3-5, c. 14-20, d. 4-15, e. 3-7, g. 1
Title: Manuscripts Collected by Sir Charles Harding Firth
Dates of Creation: 17th-20th cent.
Extent: 28 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936) was a historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Sir Charles Harding Firth, with some working papers. The collection includes poetry, ballads, lectures, notebooks of extracts, and letters.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library by Sir Charles, 1916-30, and his widow, 1936, except for MS. Firth d. 10, which was given to the Library in 1937.

Access Conditions

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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. II, nos. 46873-900.

Access Points



Firth | Charles Harding | 1857-1936 | Sir | Knight and historian

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