Catalogue of correspondence and papers of Philip Wynter (1793-1871)

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Papers of Philip Wynter (1793-1871) as Fellow and President of St. John's College, Oxford, and as Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1840 to 1844, n.d.

Correspondence and papers of Philip Wynter relating to his association with the University of Oxford.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 6071-6073, d. 2916, e. 3047
Extent: 5 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Philip Wynter (1793-1871) was Fellow and President of St. John's College, Oxford, and Vice-Chancellor of the University, 1840-1844.

Custodial History

The papers were deposited by E. Lister, 1920.


The papers were given to the Library by Clement and Anthony Lister, 1997.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6071, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Wynter | Philip | 1793-1871 | President of St John's College Oxford

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

University of Oxford -- St John's College

Descriptive List

Correspondence, 1835-1844
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6071
Extent: 181 leaves

Scope and Content:

Mainly (fols. 10-156) relating to the condemnation of E. B. Pusey's sermon of 14 May 1843, with

  • (fols. 4-6) printed papers concerning J. H. Newman's 'Tract XC', 1841
  • (fols. 182-184) letter from Newman acknowledging his authorship of the tract, 1841

Correspondence, 1841-1869
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6072/1-3
Extent: 525 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, mainly with

  • (fols. 3-5, 10-445 passim) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington as Chancellor of the University, 1841-1844
  • (fols. 446-525) Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, 1861-1869

Correspondence on University affairs, 1821-1869
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6073/1-2
Extent: 380 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 20-81) letters concerning the dispute between R. G. Macmullen and R. D. Hampden, Regius Professor of Divinity over the selection of disputation subjects for the B. D. degree, 1842.

Papers, 1772-1869
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2916
Extent: 158 leaves

Scope and Content:

Papers, many relating to St. John's College, including

  • (fols. 11-32) 'book accounts', 1772-1828
  • (fols. 58-61) counsel's opinion on the dispute between the University and the Guardians of the Poor about the payment of poor rate, 1843
  • (fols. 71-107) draft by Wynter of his reply to the pamphlet 'A Statement of the Facts etc.' during the election of a Member of Parliament for the University, [1847]
  • (fols. 112-113) list of subscribers to the repair of the chapel, 1843

Five notebooks
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3047
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:
  • (item 1) personal accounts, 1816-1827 (43 leaves; limp calf)
  • (items 2-4) tuition books, Nov 1825, Michaelmas and Lent Terms, 1826, listing students and subjects taught, with totals of students 'withdrawn, classed, passed [and] rejected' (46, 39, 39 leaves; quarter blue calf with stiffened paper wrappers, limp red calf, limp calf)
  • (item 5) J. Simmons & Co., New commercial memorandum book (1823) containing lists of students taught and fees paid, Lent Term 1823 to Act 1828 (41 leaves; limp calf)

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