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Collection Level Description: Papers of E.S. de Beer

Reference: MSS. Eng. c. 3114-23, d. 2385
Title: Papers of E.S. de Beer
Dates of Creation: 1931-90
Extent: 11 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Esmond Samuel de Beer (1895-1990) was the editor of John Evelyn's diary and John Locke's letters. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

De Beer's papers include correspondence, papers delivered by de Beer to various societies, and inventories and valuations of the household effects of de Beer.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed to the Friends of the National Libraries, and given to the Library by them in 1992.

Access Conditions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Units of Description

The Library also holds some photographs of de Beer (MS. Photogr. c. 19, fols. 1-11, 23-5).

Access Points

Editors | 20th century

De Beer | Esmond Samuel | 1895-1990 | historical scholar and editor

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