Diaries of James Austin Roberts (1795-1872), Congregationalist minister and diaries of members of his family, 1828-1862

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford


EAD version 2017



Department of Special Collections
Contact Information
Search Online Catalogues

Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.

Pre-ordering: Before your visit you may order up to ten items by emailing specialcollections.bookings@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Please be advised that some collection material is held offsite; we advise pre-ordering at least two working days before your visit to ensure material is available on your arrival.


Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Diaries of J. A. Roberts 1828-1862
B   Diaries of Sarah Gilby Roberts, wife of J. A. Roberts, usually weekly entries 1857-1858
C   Diaries of Samuel Roberts, (brother of J. A. Roberts), farmer, near Fairford, New Bedford, Massachussetts 1842-1845


Diaries of James Austin Roberts (1795-1872), Congregationalist minister, and diaries of members of his family

1828-1862

Abstract:
Diaries of James Austin Roberts (1795-1872), a Congregational minister, along with diaries of members of his family.

Extent: 1.8 Linear metres, 18 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. e. 996-1009, f. 596-599

Biographical History

James Austin Roberts (1795-1872) was a Congregational minister, in Wiltshire, 1828-32, in New York, 1832, and at New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1832-62.

Scope and Content

Diaries of James Austin Roberts, 1828-41, 1848-62 (with gaps), with diaries of Sarah Gilby Roberts, wife of J.A. Roberts, 1837-40, 1857-8, and Samuel Roberts (brother of J.A. Roberts), farmer, near Fairford, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1842-5. Some volumes include a few memoranda and accounts. Bound in limp calf or (e. 1004, e. 1006-1007, e. 1009) marbled or plain wrappers.

Acquisition

The diaries were bought from Henry Bristow in 1979, cat. 255 (1979), 58.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. f. 596, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

Correspondence of the Rev. James Austin Roberts, his Wife, and Son, is MSS. Eng. lett. c. 546-7.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Roberts | James Austin | 1795-1872 | Congregational minister
Roberts | Samuel | fl 1842-1845 | farmer
Roberts | Sarah Gilby | fl 1837-1858 | wife of J.A. Roberts

Subject(s)

Congregationalists -- Clergy
Congregationalists -- England -- Wiltshire
Congregationalists -- Massachusetts
Congregationalists -- New York
Diaries -- 19th century
Farmers -- Massachusetts

A   Diaries of J. A. Roberts 1828-1862

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. e. 996-1002, f. 596-599


Diary
Date: 27 Jul 1828-15 Oct 1831
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. f. 596
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 88 leaves

Diary
Date: 16 Oct 1831-7 Apr 1834
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. f. 597
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 94 leaves

Diary
Date: 8 Apr 1834-14 Mar 1835
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. f. 598
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 39 leaves

Diary
Date: 15 Mar 1835-31 Mar 1837
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. f. 599
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 70 leaves

Diary
Date: 1 Apr 1837-31 Dec 1838
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 996
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 56 leaves

Diary
Date: 1 Jan 1839-16 May 1840
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 997
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 48 leaves

Diary
Date: 17 May 1840-8 Jul 1841
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 998
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 48 leaves

Diary
Date: 21 Mar 1848-31 Dec 1849
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 999
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 72 leaves

Diary
Date: 1 Jun 1851-31 Jan 1852
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1000
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 144 pages

Diary
Date: 11 Oct 1857-31 Dec 1859
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1001
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 238 pages

Diary
Date: 1 Oct 1861-31 Oct 1862
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1002
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 124 pages

B   Diaries of Sarah Gilby Roberts, wife of J. A. Roberts, usually weekly entries 1857-1858

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1003-1006


Diary
Date: 13 Sep - 31 Dec[1837]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1003
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 leaves

Diary
Date: Jan 1838-2 Jun 1839
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1004
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 38 leaves

Diary
Date: 16 Jun 1839-11 Sep 1840
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1005
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

Diary
Date: 19 Nov 1857-27 Jul 1858
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1006
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 28 leaves

C   Diaries of Samuel Roberts, (brother of J. A. Roberts), farmer, near Fairford, New Bedford, Massachussetts 1842-1845

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1007-1009


Diary
Date: 2 Jul 1842-19 Feb 1843
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1007
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 39 leaves

Diary
Date: 20 Feb 1843-31 Mar 1844
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1008
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 56 leaves

Diary
Date: 1 Apr 1844-31 Jan 1845
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1009
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 49 leaves


Transformation from XML (EAD 2.0) to HTML
26 July 2017