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Collection Level Description: Taylor Family Papers

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 1-4, d. 6-30; Eng. misc. d. 205-8, d. 210-12, e. 187-94, f. 56-8, g. 10-11; Eng. poet. c. 20, d. 38-9, f. 11; Eng. hist. e. 192; Autogr. d. 23
Title: Taylor Family Papers
Dates of Creation: 1798-1895
Extent: 55 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, Latin, and Italian

Administrative/Biographical History

The Taylor family includes Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886), author, and his family. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Henry Taylor and his family, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by Ida A.A. Taylor, daughter of Sir Henry, in 1930.

Access Conditions

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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. 40693-747.

Publication Note

Much of the material in Sir Henry's papers was used in his Autobiography (2 vols., privately printed, London, 1874 and 1877; published, London, 1885).

A selection of the letters was edited by E. Dowden in Correspondence of Henry Taylor (London, 1888).

Access Points



Taylor | Henry | 1800-1886 | Sir | Knight Author

Taylor | Ida Alice Ashworth | fl 1866-1884

Taylor | Theodosia Alicia Ellen Frances Charlotte | d 1891

Taylor | Una | fl 1866-1884

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