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Collection Level Description: Transcripts of Letter Books of Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford

Reference: Dep. 208-11
Title: Transcripts of Letter Books of Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford
Dates of Creation: mid 20th cent. (transcripts of 19th cent. originals)
Extent: 4 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Ronald Keith Pugh

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Samuel Wilberforce (1805-73) was Bishop of Oxford and Winchester. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Transcripts of letter books of Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, containing tissue copies of letters from the Bishop, 1843-68, by the Rev. R.K. Pugh. The originals are MSS Wilberforce, but are too fragile to be made available, except in special circumstances.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in the Library by R.K. Pugh in 1965-6.

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Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Units of Description

Diaries of Samuel Wilberforce (Dep. e. 311-31); Wilberforce Family Papers (MSS. Wilberforce a. 1, b. 1, c. 1-31, d. 1-51, e. 1-24, f.1-5, g. 1-17).

Publication Note

See Ronald K. Pugh The episcopate of Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, 1845-1869, and of Winchester, 1869-1873 : with special reference to the administration of the Diocese of Oxford (Thesis (D.Phil.), University of Oxford, 1957); and R.K. Pugh and J.F.A. Mason (eds.) The letter-books of Samuel Wilberforce, 1843-68, (Buckinghamshire Record Society and the Oxfordshire Record Society, 1970).

Access Points

Wilberforce | Samuel | 1805-1873 | Bishop of Oxford and Winchester

Church of England | Diocese of Oxford

Church of England | Bishops

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