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Collection Level Description: Papers of David Thomas, Rector of Garsington, Oxfordshire

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 668-75, d. 736-44, d. 755, e. 528-36, e. 538-9, f. 82-7, g. 20
Title: Papers of David Thomas, Rector of Garsington, Oxfordshire
Dates of Creation: 1839-[c.1911]
Extent: 36 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

David Thomas (1836-1911) was rector of Garsington, Oxfordshire.

Scope and Content

Papers of David Thomas and members of his family, including mathematical exercises; correspondence relating to parish, school and personal affairs; plans of Garsington rectory; notebooks; accounts; a recipe book; photographs; newspaper cuttings; and miscellaneous papers of the Thomas family.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Robin Waterfield Ltd. in 1978, except MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 755, e. 538-9, g. 20, which were given by Robin Waterfield in 1978, and MS. Top. Oxon. d. 739, which was bought from H.M. Colvin in 1977.

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Thomas | David | 1836-1911 | Rector of Garsington, Oxfordshire

Garsington (England)

Oxfordshire (England)

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