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Collection Level Description: Wilberforce Family Papers

Reference: MSS. Wilberforce a. 1, b. 1, c. 1-31, d. 1-51, e. 1-24, f.1-5, g. 1-17
Title: Wilberforce Family Papers
Dates of Creation: 1726-[c. 1900]
Extent: 130 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The members of the Wilberforce family of Markington represented in this collection are William Wilberforce (1759-1833), MP and philanthropist, and Samuel Wilberforce (1805-1873), Bishop of Oxford and Winchester. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The Wilberforce papers consist of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired by the Library in 1965, 1966, 1969 and 1970.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

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Related Units of Description

See also Additional Wilberforce Papers and Diaries of Samuel Wilberforce.

Some related material, mainly estate papers but including correspondence of the Sargent and Wilberforce families of H.E. Manning, were presented by the executors to the West Sussex County Record Office and are listed in F.W. Steer The Wilberforce Archives, 1966.

Access Points

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

Wilberforce | William | 1759-1833 | MP Philanthropist

Wilberforce | family | 1614-1900 | Markington

Church of England | Bishops

Church of England | Diocese of Oxford

Church of England | Diocese of Winchester

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