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Collection Level Description: Papers of Trevor Hearl

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Atlan. t. 1
Title: Papers of Trevor Hearl
Dates of Creation: 1821, 1844
Extent: 2 boxes

Language of Material: English and French

Administrative/Biographical History

Trevor W. Hearl (fl 1966-1992), writer, is one of the main authorities on St. Helena and has amassed a collection of biographical data for the island. He has also been involved with the St. Helena Link, an organisation offering support for local education and welfare. He has published A 17th century surgeon at St. Helena. Francis Moore, 1674-1682 (Cheltenham, T. Hearl, 1991), worked as joint editor on The laws and constitution for the island of St. Helena, 1682 (Cheltenham, T.W. Hearl for the St. Helena Link, 1991), and written William Barnes, 1801-1886. The schoolmaster...A study in education in the life and work of the Dorset poet (Dorchester, Longmans, 1966).

Scope and Content

Material relating to the death of Napoleon Bonaparte on St. Helena, comprising five pencil sketches of Bonaparte and Longwood House by Capt. Guy Rotton, 1821, with an explanatory note by Hearl, and Translation du cerceuil de 'Empereur Napoléon à bord de la frégate La Belle-Poule... by Durand-Brager (Paris, Gide, 1844), with a photocopy of the text.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited at the library by Trevor Hearl in May 1992, and subsequently bequeathed in 2007.

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Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 640 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Hearl | Trevor | fl 1966-1992 | author

Bonaparte | Napoleon | 1769-1821 | Emperor of the French

St. Helena | History | 19th century

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23 January 2013