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Collection Level Description: Letters of Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 304, d. 319-27, e. 124-7; Eng. misc. b. 108-9, c. 530, c. 531(R)
Title: Letters of Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet
Dates of Creation: 1866-1907
Extent: 18 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet (1835-1911) was inspector general of customs in China. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Letters of Sir Robert Hart, mainly to his wife Hester Jane, with some miscellaneous papers.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from G. Greer in 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. 41359-76.

Related Units of Description

Further papers relating to Sir Robert Hart are held by the School of Oriental and African Studies (PP MS 67, MS 211081 and MS 211351).

Access Points

Hart | Hester Jane | fl. 1866-1907

Hart | Robert | 1835-1911 | Sir | 1st Baronet and Inspector General of Customs in China


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