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Collection Level Description: Autographs and Letters Collected by Emma Sewell

Reference: MSS. Autogr. d. 32-4
Title: Autographs and Letters Collected by Emma Sewell
Dates of Creation: 1838-1913
Extent: 3 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Emma Sewell (d. 1897) was the sister of James Edwards Sewell (1810-1903), William Sewell (1804-74) and Elizabeth Missing Sewell (1815-1906) - details for the latter three are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Three volumes of autographs and letters, mainly addressed to James Edwards Sewell, William Sewell or Elizabeth Missing Sewell, 1838-94, collected by their sister Emma. The collection was continued to 1913 by their nephew Robert Sewell of the Madras Civil Service.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought from Mrs. Violet S.C. Pearse, née Sewell, in 1963.

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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. 37833-5.

Access Points

Autographs | Collections

Sewell | Elizabeth Missing | 1815-1906 | Author

Sewell | Emma | d 1897

Sewell | James Edwards | 1810-1903 | Warden of New College, Oxford

Sewell | Robert | fl 1913 | of Madras Civil Service

Sewell | William | 1804-1874 | Founder of St Columba's College and Author

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