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Collection Level Description: Papers by Addington Venables

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. W. Ind. s. 68
Title: Papers by Addington Venables
Dates of Creation: 1870-1871, 1877
Extent: 2 volumes

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Addington Robert Peel Venables (1827-1876), nephew of Sir Robert Peel, was Bishop of Nassau and the Bahamas including The Turks and Caicos Islands, 1864-1876. A promoter of Anglo-Catholicism, he was the first Bishop to be made a member of the Society of the Holy Cross.

Scope and Content

Letter book, 1870-1871, with copy of Addington Venables, bishop of Nassau: a sketch of his life and labours for the church of God, by W. Francis Henry King (London, W.W. Gardner, 1877).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated anonymously on 24th January 2000.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Access Points

Venables | Addington Robert Peel | 1827-1876 | Bishop of Nassau and the Bahamas

Anglo-Catholicism | Bahamas


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