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Collection Level Description: Pattison Papers

Reference: MSS. Pattison 1-64, 66-78
Title: Pattison Papers
Dates of Creation: 1815-83
Extent: 77 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, Latin, and German

Administrative/Biographical History

Mark Pattison (1813-1884) was Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, and a biographer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of Mark Pattison, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

On 13 June 1884, seven weeks before his death, Rev. Mark Pattison presented to the Library a chest of papers upon condition that it should not be opened before 1910. The box was opened on 19 March 1912.

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MS. Pattison 65 was returned to Lincoln College in 1945.

Further Information

Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 35604-81.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of Mark Pattison.

Access Points

Diaries | 19th century

Pattison | Mark | 1813-1884 | Rector of Lincoln College Oxford Biographer

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