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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

Administrative/Biographical History

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:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were acquired by the Library, 1950-63.

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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. 42715-845.

Publication Note

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).

Access Points



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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