Catalogue of letters of Austin Marsden Farrer, 1923-53

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Letters of Austin Marsden Farrer, 1923-53

Letters from Austin Marsden Farrer to his parents, 1923-53.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 270, Eng. lett. d. 272

Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Austin Marsden Farrer (1904-68) was educated at St Paul's, London and Balliol College, Oxford. He was ordained a priest in 1929 and served at All Saints', Dewsbury until 1931. In this year he returned to Oxford and remained there for the rest of his life. From 1931 to 1935 he was chaplain and tutor at St. Edmund's Hall; from 1935 to 1960 he was a fellow and chaplain of Trinity College, and from 1960 to 1968 he was Warden of Keble College. For further details, see Dictionary of National Biography.


Given by Miss Eleanor Farrer, 1969, and restricted from use until 2000.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 270, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Farrer | Austin Marsden | 1904-1968 | philosopher, theologian and biblical scholar

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

University of Oxford

Descriptive List

Letters to his parents, 1923-34
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 270
Extent: 141 leaves

Letters to his parents, including (fol. 119) one letter from his wife, Katharine Farrer, 1934-53
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. d. 272
Extent: 146 leaves

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