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Collection Level Description: Papers of B.H. Hodgson and His Wife

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 262; Hodgson 9-19
Title: Papers of B.H. Hodgson and His Wife
Dates of Creation: 1819-1917
Extent: 12 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800-94) was an Indian civil servant and orientalist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. His second wife was Susan Hodgson.

Scope and Content

Papers of B.H. Hodgson and his wife, including correspondence, diaries and photographs.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1931.

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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. 39894-905.

Access Points


Hodgson | Brian Houghton | 1800-1894 | Indian Civil Servant and Naturalist

Hodgson | Susan | fl. 1853-1917


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