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Collection Level Description: Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1223-6
Title: Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse
Dates of Creation: 1942-3
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse (1873-1944) was a historian and sinologist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The memoirs were bequeathed to the Library by Reinhard Hoeppli in 1973.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Existence of Copies

For conservation reasons, microfilms are to be consulted in place of the original papers.

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. 45669-72.

Publication Note

The collection was used in H.R. Trevor-Roper, Hermit of Peking, the hidden life of Sir Edmund Backhouse (London, 1979).

Access Points


Backhouse | Edmund Trelawney | 1873-1944 | Sir | Knight, Historian, and Sinologist


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