Collection Level Description: Woodforde Family Papers
Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. b. 76, d. 600, e. 333, e. 465-70, e. 555, f. 101-73, f. 381-2, f. 396; Eng. poet. e. 98; Eng. th. c. 67-8,
d. 45-7, e. 55, e. 65-100, e. 153; Lat. liturg. d. 39
Title: Woodforde Family Papers
Dates of Creation: 17th-19th century
Extent: 131 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English, Latin, and Greek
The Woodforde family includes Samuel Woodford (1636-1700), Canon of Winchester, poet and divine; Robert
Woodforde (1675-1762); James Woodforde (1740-1803), clergyman and diarist; and Anna Maria Woodforde (1757-1830).
Details for Samuel and James are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Scope and Content
Papers of the Woodforde family, consisting of:
- Papers of Samuel Woodford, 1662-1695, including his diary, 1663-5
- Papers of Robert Woodforde, 1697-1791, including interleaved and annotated volumes of a printed Bible
and The book of common prayer (London, 1683); and a notebook containing a catalogue of books,
with prices, in Robert Woodforde's hand and copies by Anna Maria Woodforde of letters from her to members of her
- Papers of James Woodforde, 1758-1826, including diaries, 1758-1802; and sermons, 1764-1826
- Papers of Anna Maria Woodforde, 1800-30, including accounts, 1807-19; collections of verse; and an
inventory of her goods, 1830
- Miscellaneous papers of the Woodforde family, 1733-19th century
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were acquired by the Library, 1950-63.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a
valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see
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. 42715-845.
Extensive selections from the diary of James Woodforde were printed in The diary of a country
parson, ed. James Beresford (5 vols., London, 1924-31), and Woodforde at Oxford 1759-76,
ed. W.N. Hargreaves-Mawdsley (Oxford Historical Society, n.s. 21, Oxford, 1969).
Woodforde | Anna Maria | 1757-1830
Woodforde | James | 1740-1803 | Clergyman Diarist
Woodforde | Robert | 1675-1762
Woodforde | Samuel | 1636-1700 | poet and divine
Woodforde | family | Ansford
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