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Collection Level Description: Wharton Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Wharton 1-15
Title: Wharton Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 1890-6
Extent: 15 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Edward Ross Wharton (1844-96), Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, was a philologer and genealogist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Collections for a history of the family of Wharton, compiled by Edward Ross Wharton. The papers fall into two series: 'Collections', i.e. copies or abstracts of records of all kinds (with references to the record and notes), and 'History', i.e. annals, not a connected history in literary form.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited in the Library by Mrs Wharton, 1897-8, and after her death were presented by her executors in 1899.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 32765-79.

Related Units of Description

See also the Collections by E.R. Wharton for a History of the Wharton Family.

Publication Note

Edward Ross Wharton, The Whartons of Wharton Hall (London, 1898).

Access Points

Wharton | Edward Ross | 1844-1896 | philologer and genealogist

Wharton | family

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