Catalogue of papers and correspondence of Richard Cobb, 1966-1994

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Papers and correspondence of Richard Cobb


Papers and correspondence of Richard Cobb, 1966-1994

Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English


Richard Cobb (1917-1996) was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford, 1973-1984, and a senior research fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, 1984-1987. He published works on the French Revolutionary period and a number of autobiographical volumes.

Scope and Content

Mainly comprises letters to Hugo Brunner, Tim Heald and Edward Mortimer.


Given by Hugo Brunner, Tim Heald and Edward Mortimer, 1996.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7101, fols. 1-2].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Cobb | Richard Charles | 1917-1996 | historian


Authors, English--England--London

Descriptive List

Letters to Hugo Brunner
Date: 1983-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3607
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 327 leaves

Scope and Content

Hugo Brunner was the Managing Director of Chatto & Windus, publishers, until 1985, and many of the letters concern Cobb's literary work, literary figures and people associated with the University of Oxford, particularly Balliol College where Cobb had been a fellow for ten years, 1962-1972.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)
Brunner | Sir | Hugo Laurence Joseph | b 1935 | Knight | Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire

Correspondence, sermons, and miscellaneous papers
Date: 1966-1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7101
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 305 leaves

Scope and Content


Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)
Mortimer | Edward James | b 1943 | author and journalist
Heald | Timothy Villiers | b 1944 | writer and journalist

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