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Collection Level Description: Heber Family Papers

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 202-9, d. 197-215; Eng. misc. b. 78, c. 406-8, d. 619-20, e. 568-77, f. 392-4, g. 62-74; Eng. poet. c. 56, e. 110-11, f. 28; French e. 28; Lat. misc. e. 106-7; Lat. th. e. 45; Top. gen. e. 84, f. 36
Title: Heber Family Papers
Dates of Creation: [c.1760-1834]
Extent: 69 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, French, and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

The Heber family included Reginald Heber (1728-1804), fellow and tutor of Brasenose College, Oxford, and his sons Richard (1773-1833), MP, book collector and classical scholar, and Reginald (1783-1826), Bishop of Calcutta. Details of the two sons are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of the Heber family, mainly correspondence of Reginald Heber and of his sons, Richard and Reginald. The collection also includes:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1964.

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. I, nos. 41106-74.

A detailed catalogue is available in the Library (X.Cat. 11/Heber) and at the National Register of Archives.

Related Units of Description

Deeds relating to family property are separately catalogued in the Library as MSS. Ch. Leics. 120, Norf. 851, Salop 157-60, Yorks. 846-8.

See also Heber (Yriarte) Spanish Manuscripts (MSS. Add. A. 136-57, C. 126-9) and Heber Manuscripts (MSS. Add. A. 25, A. 172, C. 142-3; Auct. T. v. 19, Auct. V. 2 infra 2 16-20; Malone 30; Top. gen. e. 47; Top. Oxon. c. 26-7).

Access Points

Book collectors


Diaries | 18th century

Diaries | 19th century

Cholmondeley | Mary | 1787-1846 | nee Heber

Heber | Reginald | 1728-1804 | fellow and tutor of Brasenose College, Oxford

Heber | Reginald | 1783-1826 | Bishop of Calcutta

Heber | Richard | 1773-1833 | MP, Book Collector, and Classical Scholar

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