Catalogue of the Journals of John Allen Giles, c.1815-1884

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2001

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Journals of John Allen Giles, c.1815-1884

Abstract:
Journals of John Allen Giles (1808-1884), editor and translator, c.1815-1884

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2097-102

Extent: 6 shelfmarks

Biographical History

John Allen Giles, 1808-1884, editor and translator - see Dictionary of National Biography

Scope and Content

These six journals were written retrospectively, mostly in 1878, from contemporary notes kept by Giles. Each journal includes original letters to Giles which have been pasted in, as well as transcripts of letters to and from Giles. Each letter has been numbered by Giles. The letters are printed in The Diary (see below, Alternative Form Available). Each journal also contains a large number of newscuttings, autographs, photographs (many in MSS. Eng. b. 2101-2), drawings (mainly topographical, and mainly in MS. Eng. b. 2098), and printed ephemera, pasted into it.

Acquisition

Given by Miss. M. Marjorie Chetham, through David Bromwich, 2000

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. b. 2097, fols. 1-2].

Restrictions on Use

Volumes fragile - please handle with care.

Alternative Form Available

The Journals have been published as The Diary and Memoirs of John Allen Giles, edited by David Bromwich, Somerset Record Society, 86 (Taunton, 2000), Bodleian reference: R. Top. 375 (86), which also prints the texts of the inserted and the transcribed letters (but does not reproduce the drawings and photographs)

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Giles | John Allen | 1808-1884 | historian, editor and translator

Subjects (LCSH)

Diaries
Photographs
Travel -- 19th century
Topographical drawing -- England

Descriptive List


Journal, c.1815-1830
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2097
Extent: i + 216 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 2-16) an index to all six volumes
  • (fols. 18v-55) copies of poems, several written by or addressed to members of the Giles family, and other verses (not printed in Diary and Memoirs)
  • (fol. 58b) Giles family tree, n.d. (late 20th cent.)
  • (fols. 61-216) the journal, headed 'The Year-Book of My Life', beginning with (fols. 61-89) a detailed account of his family history

with several letters to Giles (mainly from members of his family), water-colours and drawings and accounts of visits, including

  • (fol. 125) photograph of the quadrangle of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1878
  • (fols. 188-213) visit to France, 1830, including (fol. 203) a transcript of a letter to his father describing the disturbances in Paris, 1830
Separated Material:

Found loose within this journal: two recent photographs of Southwick House, Somerset, where Giles was born, see MS. Photogr. c. 128, fols. 69-70



Journal, 1830-41
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2098
Extent: 258 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes descriptions of journeys and visits, including

  • (fols. 52-96) Isle of Wight, 1835, with (fols. 54, 56) printed maps of the Isle of Wight, 1876, n.d.
  • (fols. 152-60) Falmouth, 1837, with (fol. 160) plan of the yacht race, Falmouth Regatta, 1837

and includes letters from

  • (fols. 28-9) Edward Copleston, Bishop of Llandaff, 1833
  • (fols. 148-9, 199-200, 208) C.R. Sumner, Bishop of Winchester, 1837-9
  • (fols. 166, 175) Edmund Goodenough, 1837-8
  • (fol. 181) Philip Bliss, 1838
  • (fol. 182) George Offor, 1838
  • (fol. 187) T.F. Dibdin, [1838]
  • (fol. 191) Thomas Campbell, 1838
  • (fols. 192, 197) Samuel Rogers, 1838-9 (fol. 197, copy)
  • (fols. 193, 216-17, 219, 253) Sir Anthony Carlisle, 1839-40
  • (fol. 195) J.A. Cramer, [1838]
  • (fols. 197, 228) George Croly, 1839 (fol. 197, copy)
  • (fols. 204-5) George Pryme, 1839
  • (fol. 206) Basil Montagu, 1839
  • (fols. 210-12, 224-5) Sir George Cockburn, 1839
  • (fols. 222-3) Sir Harris Nicolas, 1839
  • (fol. 226) E.C. Hawtrey, 1839
  • (fols. 229-30) B.H. Kennedy, 1839
  • (fols. 249-50) Sir Edward Owen, 1840
  • (fol. 251) William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1840

Journal, 1841-50
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2099
Extent: 281 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes descriptions of journeys and visits to towns and cities in England and Europe, including

  • (fols. 42-51) Cologne, 1842
  • (fols. 52-4) Bonn, 1842
  • (fols. 95-105) Paris, 1843

and including letters from

  • (fols. 15-16, 49, 113) Henry Phillpotts, Bishop of Exeter, 1841-4 (fol. 113, copy)
  • (fol. 23) Edward Copleston, Bishop of Llandaff, 1841
  • (fol. 44) Henry Melvill, 1842 (copy)
  • (fol. 44) C.A. Heurtley, 1842 (copy)
  • (fols. 47, 243) E.B. Pusey, [1842-9]
  • (fols. 57, 131, 138) J.H. Newman, 1842-5
  • (fol. 58) A.C. Tait, 1842
  • (fol. 65) John Keble, 1842
  • (fols. 85-7, 92) John Lingard
  • (fols. 96v, 97, 161, 176-7, 194, 196, 207) Denis-Auguste Affre, Archbishop of Paris, 1843-7
  • (fol. 105) J.P. Migne, 1843
  • (fol. 106) M.J. Routh, 1844
  • (fols. 108, 169, 259) William Whewell, 1844-9
  • (fols. 109-10, 121-3) J.H. Todd, 1844
  • (fols. 113v, 145, 173) William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1844-6
  • (fol. 114) G.H. Pertz, 1844
  • (fols. 124-6, 213) Sir Robert Peel, 1844-7
  • (fols. 129-30, 162, 165, 167, 200) Sir Francis Palgrave, 1845-7
  • (fols. 132, 186) George Butler, 1845-6
  • (fols. 146, 174-5) Sir George Hamilton Seymour, 1845-6
  • (fol. 155) Lord Langdale, 1845
  • (fols. 157-8) J.W. Warter, 1845
  • (fols. 178-9, 184-5, 188-91, 217, 228) Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1846-9 (fol. 228, copy of part of a letter)
  • (fols. 187v, 195) J.B. Nichols, 1846 (copy)
  • (fols. 192-3, 195) Dawson Turner, 1846 (fol. 195, copy)
  • (fol. 197) A.F.J. Borel d'Hauterive, 1846
  • (fols. 202-3) Sir Harris Nicolas, 1847
  • (fol. 206) John Jones, 1847
  • (fol. 212) John Elliotson, 1847 (copy)
  • (fol. 215) W.E. Gladstone, 1848
  • (fol. 219) the Duke of Wellington, 1848
  • (fols. 229-30, 269-70) Martin Tupper, 1849
  • (fols. 234-5) James Ingram, 1849
  • (fols. 245a, 248-9, 267) Philip Pusey, 1849
  • (fol. 250) Christian, Freiherr von Bunsen, 1849
  • (fols. 251, 266) John Britton and his wife, 1849
  • (fol. 252) Benjamin Thorpe, 1849
  • (fols. 261-2) Reinhold Pauli, 1849
  • (fols. 263-4) John Earle, 1849
  • (fol. 274) Philip Bliss, 1849

and miscellaneous documents, including

  • (fols. 67-70) list of subscribers to Giles's Bede, with signatures of many of them, 1843
  • (fol. 142) passport for Giles and his family to enter Belgium, 1845
  • (fol. 218) plan of a labyrinth from a drawing of William Dickinson, 1848
  • (fol. 224) weekly summary of weather (not by Giles), June 1848-Apr. 1849

Journal, 1850-70
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2100
Extent: 250 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 35-40) The Lord Bishop of Oxford's Letters to the Rev. Dr Giles, for suspending the publication of 'Christian Records': with Dr Giles's letters in reply (London, 1854)
  • (fols. 43v-99) a detailed account, with newscuttings and letters, of the incident which resulted in the imprisonment of Giles in Oxford Castle, 1854-5

with letters from

  • (fols. 2-3) L.F.C. Tischendorf, 1850
  • (fol. 5) E.B. Pusey, [1851]
  • (fols. 14-15, 17-20, 44v-46, 55, 236-238v) to and from Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, 1852-70 (some copies)
  • (fols. 21v, 25) Giuseppe Mazzini, [1853] (copy)
  • (fols. 26-7, 29-30, 49-50) Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1853-4
  • (fol. 33) letter on behalf of W.E. Gladstone, 1854
  • (fol. 63) Joseph Bosworth, 1855
  • (fols. 78-9) Sir Francis Palgrave, 1855
  • (fol. 80) Philip Bliss, [1855]
  • (fol. 87) Charles Marriott, 1855
  • (fol. 97) Mark Pattison, [1855]
  • (fol. 101) J.P. Migne, 1855
  • (fols. 114-15) W.K. Hamilton, Bishop of Salisbury, 1856
  • (fol. 119) John Romilly, 1857
  • (fols. 131, 154) Lord Lyndhurst, 1858-60
  • (fol. 158) F.W. Newman, 1861
  • (fols. 163-4) Lord Westbury, 1861
  • (fol. 178) Edward Greswell, 1862
  • (fols. 180-1) Lady Sutherland, 1864
  • (fols. 183-4) J.W. Colenso, Bishop of Natal, 1864
  • (fols. 220-1) H.A. Giles, China, 1867

with photographs, including

  • (fols. 171, 199-200, 205, 242) pictures of Giles family members, 1862-70
  • (fol. 198) temporary building used for Alexandra College, Ealing, 1865

Journal, 1871-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2101
Extent: i + 412 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes a large number of photographs, including

  • (fols. 30-33) J.A. Giles, 1871
  • (fol. 37) G. Darboy, Archbishop of Paris, c.1871
  • (fols. 44-5) Great Fulford House, Devon 1871
  • (fols. 125, 127, 129) Sutton Rectory, Surrey 1872

with

  • (fol. 144) pencil and chalk portrait of Ellen Giles by Alfred Elmore, 1840
  • (fols. 264-321) an account of a family visit to Wales in 1874, with descriptions of day trips (and including many purchased photographs of Castles and Abbeys) including
    • (fols. 276-81) Conway Castle, 1874
    • (fols. 295-9) Valle Crucis Abbey, 1874
    • (fols. 305-8) Chepstow Castle, 1874
    • (fols. 309-16) Tintern Abbey, 1874
  • (fol. 326) printed verses on the death of J.S. Mill, by Joseph Giles, In memoriam. John Stuart Mill. Ob. 1873 [printed in New Zealand?]

with letters, or copies of letters - some with the original signature attached, from

  • (fols. 69-70, 96-8, 142-3, 146-7, 157, 205v, 210, 210v, 220-2, 242v, 328v-329) H.A. Giles, China, 1871-4 (some copies)
  • (fols. 83v, 89) Frederick Currey, 1871 (copies)
  • (fols. 89r and v, 176v, 206-8) Samuel Wilberforce, 1871-3 (some copies)
  • (fol. 108) Martin Tupper, 1872
  • (fols. 158v-159) to and from Mark Pattison, 1872 (copies)
  • (fol. 205) James Bohn, [1873] (copy)
  • (fols. 227v, 231) D.I. Heath, [1873]
  • (fol. 250v) William Simpson, [1874] (copy)
  • (fol. 344) Lord Lyttelton, 1875 (copy)

Journal, 1877-84
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2102
Extent: 364 leaves

Scope and Content:

The volume contains several photographs of family members and of places visited, and accounts of various events, including

  • (fol. 28) photograph of the [Mahabodhi] temple, [Bodh Gaya] near Gya [ Gaya], India, c.1877
  • (fols. 56-7) two printed Chinese single sheets, one a menu, [c.1877]
  • (fols. 114-33) account of a visit to Germany, with photographs of buildings, 1879
  • (fols. 150-9) account of a law suit brought by Giles against neighbours over the use of land, with several newspaper cuttings, 1880
  • (fols. 162, 296, 304) photographs of or including H.A. Giles, c.1879-81
  • (fol. 175) printed letter to H.A. Giles, about his translation of Songling Pu, Strange stories from a Chinese studio (London, 1880), 1880
  • (fols. 321-64) miscellaneous papers, 1821-85, including lists of names, cuttings and notes relating to the death of Giles, and (fol. 360) tracing (fragile) of Giles' memorial stone in Churchill Church, Somerset, 1884, n.d.

with letters from

  • (fols. 10v, 13) D.I. Heath, 1877 (copy)
  • (fol. 52) George Moberly, Bishop of Salisbury, 1878
  • (fols. 68-9) H.J.S. Smith, 1878
  • (fols. 101v, 105) H.A. Giles, China, 1878 (copy), enclosing (fol. 106) printed table of contents of Strange stories
  • (fol. 111) J.A. Giles to Lord Beaconsfield, 1879 (copy)
  • (fol. 138) A.C. Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1879
  • (fols. 187, 227-8) A.W. Thorold, Bishop of Rochester, 1880-1
  • (fols. 217v, 222) J.A. Giles to F.H. Jeune, 1880 (copy)
  • (fols. 244-5) J.W. Blakesley, 1881
  • (fols. 300-1) G.J. Goschen, 1883

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