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Collection Level Description: Papers of Miss Emma D. Herschel and Sir William James Herschel

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 613, d. 860-9, e. 477, e. 588-604
Title: Papers of Miss Emma D. Herschel and Sir William James Herschel
Dates of Creation: 1882-1905
Extent: 29 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Emma Dorothea Herschel was the daughter of Sir William James Herschel, 2nd Bart (1833-1917), a Bengal civil servant (details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography).

Scope and Content

Papers of Miss Emma D. Herschel and Sir William James Herschel relating to Littlemeore, including:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library, 1951-70.

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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. 54949-77.

Related Units of Description

See also Collections by Miss E.D. Herschel.

Access Points


Herschel | Emma Dorothea | fl 1886-1900

Herschel | William James | 1833-1917 | Sir | 2nd Baronet and Bengal Civil Servant

Church of England Temperance Society

Littlemore (England)

Oxfordshire (England)

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