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Collection Level Description: Papers of John Howard

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. b. 69, c. 332-3, e. 399-402
Title: Papers of John Howard
Dates of Creation: 1718-1800
Extent: 7 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Howard (? 1726-90), was a philanthropist and prison reformer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of John Howard and his family, including:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library, 1954-5.

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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. 42393-9.

Access Points

Hospitals | Europe

Prison reform

Prisons | Europe

Howard | John | ? 1726-1790 | Philanthropist and Prison Reformer

France | Description and travel

Italy | Description and travel

Netherlands | Description and travel

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