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Collection Level Description: Papers of Percy Noble

Reference: MSS. Autogr. b. 8-11, c. 17-18
Title: Papers of Percy Noble
Dates of Creation: 19th-20th cent.
Extent: 6 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Percy Noble (d. 1937) was a collector of letters and autographs.

Scope and Content

Five volumes of letters and autographs, with biographical notes and portraits, collected by Percy Noble, mainly 19th and 20th century, with an index, by Noble, to the autographs in b. 8-11. Many of the letters are addressed to Sir William Priestley, Sir Edward Ward and members of the Noble family. The collection includes a holograph fragment of 'Mrs Lirriper's lodgings', by Charles Dickens.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Percy Noble, 1937.

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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. 37788-93.

Access Points


Dickens | Charles John Huffam | 1812-1870 | Novelist and Journalist

Noble | Percy | d 1937

Priestley | William Overend | 1829-1900 | Sir | Knight and Physician

Ward | Edward Willis Duncan | 1853-1928 | Sir | 1st Bart

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