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Collection Level Description: Papers of H.A.L. Fisher

Reference: MSS. Fisher 1-251
Title: Papers of H.A.L. Fisher
Dates of Creation: 1870-1947
Extent: 251 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (1865-1940) was a historian, statesman and Warden of New College, Oxford, 1925-40. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Fisher's papers consist of diaries and travel journals; correspondence, mainly relating to academic and political affairs; speeches, lectures, articles and notebooks; drafts of published and unpublished works, with related correspondence; printed material; and family correspondence and papers.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1958 and 1983.

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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. II, nos. 46901-7151.

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Access Points

Fisher | Herbert Albert Laurens | 1865-1940 | Historian and Statesman

University of Oxford | New College

Great Britain | Politics and government | 19th century

Great Britain | Politics and government | 20th century

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