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Collection Level Description: Papers of Wentworth Webster

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 101-5, d. 102-11, e. 93-9, e. 101, f. 39-40; French d. 9, e. 5-15, f. 2-3; Eng. th. c. 49, e. 29-31; Basque c. 8, e. 9; Spanish e. 2, f. 2; Eng. hist. d. 110; Eng. poet. d. 26
Title: Papers of Wentworth Webster
Dates of Creation: 1865-1906
Extent: 49 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, Basque, French, and Spanish

Administrative/Biographical History

Wentworth Webster (1829-1907) was a Basque scholar and folklorist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Essays, reviews and notes of Wentworth Webster, in English, Basque, French and Spanish, with some printed items. The collection includes papers relating to Basque life, history, legends and poetry; Spanish history; French protestantism; and theological subjects.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1921.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

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. 43502-50.

Access Points

Basque poetry

Basques | Folklore

Basques | History

Protestantism | France


Webster | Wentworth | 1829-1907 | Basque Scholar and Folklorist

Spain | History

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