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Collection Level Description: Diaries of the White Family of Selborne

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. b. 33-7, c. 154-7, c. 198, d. 230, d. 241, f. 65
Title: Diaries of the White Family of Selborne
Dates of Creation: 1785-1826
Extent: 13 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The White family of Selborne includes Henry White (1733-88), Rector of Fyfield and naturalist; Charles Henry White (d. 1859), second son of Henry White; Sampson White (d. 1826) eldest son of Henry White; Francis Henry White (d. 1864), fourth son of Henry White; and Sampson Henry White (d. 1871), son of Sampson White.

Scope and Content

Diaries kept by members of the White family, consisting of:

The diaries include detailed weather reports, with accounts of work and events in parish, farm, garden and household.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diaries were bequeathed to the Library by G.J.Dew in 1931.

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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. 42111-32.

Access Points

Diaries | 18th century

Diaries | 19th century

White | Charles Henry | d. 1859

White | Francis Henry | d. 1864

White | Henry | 1733-1788 | Rector of Fyfield Naturalist

White | Sampson | d. 1826

White | Sampson Henry | d. 1871

White | family | Selborne

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