Papers of the Parsons and Thomson families of Oxford, 1814-1906

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Miscellaneous papers 1816-1869
B   Diaries of John Parsons II 1779-1869
C   Diaries of Elizabeth, wife of John Parsons II 1823-1827
D   Executor accounts and wills 1814-1906


Papers of the Parsons and Thomson families of Oxford

1814-1906

Abstract:
Papers of the Parsons and Thomson families of Oxford, 1814-1906.

Extent: 2.6 Linear metres, 28 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 828-33, f. 105-6, g. 22-39

Biographical History

The Parsons and Thomson families of Oxford.

Scope and Content

Papers of the Parsons and Thomson families of Oxford, 1814-1906 including papers relating to the Old Bank, High Street, Oxford; diaries of John Parson II (1779-1869), 1831, 1838, 1840-1, 1843-6, 1849, 1857-60, 1863-5; diaries of Elizabeth, wife of John Parsons II, 1823, 1827; accounts of the executors of John Parsons I (1752-1814); contemporary copy of the will of James Thomson, 1832; and copies of papers relating to the wills of the three unmarried sisters of John Thomson (1835-1922), Sarah (d. 1893), Mary Ann (d. 1898), and Elizabeth (d. 1906).

Acquisition

Given by Sir John Thomson, 1981.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon. c. 828, fols. 1-2].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Parsons | Elizabeth | fl. 1823-1827
Parsons | family | Oxford
Parsons | John | 1752-1814 | Banker
Parsons | John | 1779-1869
Thomson | Elizabeth | d.1906
Thomson | family | Oxford
Thomson | James | d.? 1832
Thomson | Mary Ann | d.1893
Thomson | Sarah | d. 1893

Subject(s)

Banks and banking--Great Britain--Oxford
Diaries -- 19th century
Old Bank -- Oxford

A   Miscellaneous papers 1816-1869

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Top. Oxon. c. 828


Miscellaneous letters and papers of members of the Parsons and Thomson families, some relating to the Old Bank, High Street, Oxford
Date: 1816-1900
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 828
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 147 leaves

B   Diaries of John Parsons II 1779-1869

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. f. 105-6, g. 22-37


Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1831
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 196 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1838
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 218 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1840
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 222 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1841
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 25
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 222 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1843
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 230 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1844
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 27
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 230 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1845
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 28
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 230 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1846
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 230 pages

Harwood's Diary and Almanack
Date: 1849
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. f. 105
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 96 leaves

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1852
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 234 pages

Penny's Annual London Diary and Almanack
Date: 1854-1857
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. f. 106
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 148 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1857
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 31
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 238 pages

Marshall's Gentleman's Pocket Book
Date: 1858
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 32
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 238 pages

Marshall's Gentleman's Pocket Book
Date: 1859
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 33
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 234 pages

Marshall's Gentleman's Pocket Book
Date: 1860
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 34
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 238 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1863
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 35
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 242 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1864
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 36
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 240 pages

Poole's Gentleman's Pocket Memorandum Book
Date: 1865
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 37
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 242 pages

C   Diaries of Elizabeth, wife of John Parsons II 1823-1827

Full range of shelf marks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. g. 38-9


'Historical Almanack... Memorandum' for 1820
Date: 1823
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 38
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 96 pages

Poole's New Lady's Pocket Book and Fashionable Repository
Date: 1827
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. g. 39
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 130 pages

D   Executor accounts and wills 1814-1906

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Top. Oxon. c. 829-33


Accounts of the executors of John Parsons I
Date: 1814-1845
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 829
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 268 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 34-266) are blank.

Contemporary copy will of James Thomson
Date: 1832
Shelfmark: MS. Top Oxon. c. 830
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 leaves

Copy, made of the will, codicil and account of the personal estate of John Thomson's unmarried sister, Sarah (d. 1893)
Date: 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon c. 831
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 62 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 25-62) are blank.

Copy, made of the will, codicil and account of the personal estate of John Thomson's unmarried sister, Mary Ann (d. 1898)
Date: 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon c. 832
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 62 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 26-62) are blank.

Copy, made of the will, codicil and account of the personal estate of John Thomson's unmarried sister, Elizabeth (d. 1906)
Date: 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon c. 833
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 71 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 28-71) are blank.


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