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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 3rd Baronet

Reference: GB 0162 Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 445
Title: Papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 3rd Baronet
Dates of Creation: 1872-1898
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 3rd Bartonet, (1837-1915), philanthropist and colonial governor, was returned as Liberal M.P. for King's Lynn, 1865-1868, after marrying Lady Victoria Noel, youngest daughter of the Earl of Gainsborough in 1862, with whom he had five sons and five daughters. Although unsuccesful in his attempts to re-enter Parliament after 1868, he maintained a variety of social interests, from the movement to save Epping Forest (begun in 1866), through membership of the Church Missionary Society, to his presidency of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (from 1899). From 1895 to 1898, he served as Governor of South Australia, and was created GCMG in recognition of his services. He spent the last part of his life on his estates in Cromer, Norfolk.

Scope and Content

Press cuttings, reproductions of earlier printed newspapers and other papers, and duplicates of papers in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 444.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Existence/Location of Originals

Some originals of the duplicated mss. material forms part of the Papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Bartonet, held in the library (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 444).

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 570 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

The papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet are held in the library (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 444). The library also holds the records of the Anti-Slavery Society, 1820-1951 (refs. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16-24; Micr. U.S.A. 187-188; MSS. Amer. r. 1).

Access Points

Buxton | Thomas Fowell | 1837-1915 | Sir | 3rd baronet MP governor of South Australia

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Australia | History | 1891-1901

Philanthropists | England

The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society


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