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Collection Level Description: Warton Family Papers

Reference: Dep. b. 220-1, c. 547-50, d. 483-7, e. 245, f. 43
Title: Warton Family Papers
Dates of Creation: 1688-1864
Extent: 13 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The members of the Warton family represented in this collection are Thomas Warton (1688-1745), professor of poetry at Oxford, 1718-28; and his two sons Joseph Warton (1722-1800), critic, and Thomas Warton (1728-1790), poet, antiquary and literary scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The Warton family papers include notebooks of Thomas Warton (1688-1745); correspondence and papers of Thomas Warton (1728-1790); correspondence and papers of Joseph Warton; family correspondence of the wife and daughter of Joseph Warton; and 18th- and 19th-century papers of other members of the Warton family.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The papers were given to Trinity College by Mrs Howard Gray Swann.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Trinity College deposited the papers in the Library in 1973.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Units of Description

See also Warton Papers.

Access Points



Warton | Joseph | 1722-1800 | Critic

Warton | Thomas | 1688-1745 | Professor of Poetry

Warton | Thomas | 1728-1790 | Poet Antiquary Literary Scholar

Warton | family

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