Catalogue of the papers of John Richard Magrath, 1861-1920

University of Oxford, Bodleian Library

2001

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Introduction
A    Letters to Magrath, 1861-1920
B    Other correspondence, 1864-1910


Papers of John Richard Magrath, 1861-1920

Abstract:
Letters to John Richard Magrath (1839-1930), Provost of the Queen's College, Oxford, with four groups of letters (found with Magrath's papers) to Edith Simcox, George and William Simcox, Amy Lefroy and Eleanor Grove, 1861-1920.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Don. e. 202-10

Extent: 9 shelfmarks

Biographical History

John Richard Magrath (1839-1930), Provost of the Queen's College, Oxford - see Dictionary of National Biography

Scope and Content

Letters to John Richard Magrath, with four groups of letters inherited or otherwise acquired by Magrath, to Edith Simcox, George and William Simcox, Amy Lefroy and Eleanor Grove. The letters to Magrath include some to his wife and are mainly on educational, university or social affairs. Eight photographs of individuals found within the collection can be found as MS. Photogr. c. 128, fols. 81-8.

Arrangement

Letters to Magrath, followed by other correspondence.

Acquisition

Bought with the aid of a grant from the Queen's College, Oxford, from Christopher Edwards, through the Friends of the Bodleian, 1998

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Don. e. 202, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Magrath | John Richard | 1839-1930 | Provost of the Queen's College, Oxford

Subjects (LCSH)

Education
University of Oxford -- Queen's College

A   Letters to Magrath, 1861-1920

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Abbot - Carpenter
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 202
220 leaves
Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 6-15) Sir Henry Acland, 1879-98
  • (fols. 30-4) Sir William Anson, 3rd Baronet, 1892-9
  • (fols. 41-54) Sir Squire Bancroft, 1896-7
  • (fols. 100-7) Thomas Jex-Blake, Dean of Wells, 1873-95
  • (fols. 108-13) Karl Blind, 1874-90
  • (fols. 124-30) George Bradley, Dean of Westminster, 1881-98
  • (fols. 137-42) Sir John Bridge, n.d.
  • (fols. 152-60) George Browne, Bishop of Bristol, 1896-1906, n.d.
  • (fols. 174-82) John Burgon, Dean of Chichester, 1887-8, n.d.
  • (fols. 208-20) William Carpenter, Bishop of Ripon, 1884-1901

Carter - Eyton
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 203
175 leaves
Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 19-28) Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury, 1885-97
  • (fols. 75-96) Mandell Creighton, Bishop of London, and his wife, 1887-97, n.d.
  • (fols. 117-21) Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1897-1902
  • (fols. 151-6) Alfred Edwards, Archbishop of Wales, 1889-95

Fairbairn - Jowett
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 204
199 leaves
Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 46) Sir Alfred Gilbert, 1895
  • (fols. 56-60) John Godley, 1st Baron Kilbracken, 1896-1901
  • (fols. 85-8) Thomas Grose, 1874
  • (fols. 112-19) Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1894-5
  • (fols. 154-7) William Hunt, 1895
  • (fols. 165-8) William Ince, n.d.
  • (fols. 183-6) Sir Richard Jebb, 1879-84
  • (fols. 191-2) George Johnson, Dean of Wells, 1876
  • (fols. 195-9) Benjamin Jowett, 1887, n.d.

Karr - Noel
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 205
191 leaves
Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 13-18) Sir Edwin Lankester, n.d.
  • (fols. 24-9) Sir Sidney Lee, 1893-9
  • (fols. 44-53) Henry Liddell, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, 1887-97
  • (fols. 60-3) Robert Lindsay, Baron Wantage, 1899, n.d.
  • (fols. 88-95) William Maclagan, Archbishop of York, 1891-1904, n.d.
  • (fols. 99-109) Sir John Mahaffy, 1914, n.d.
  • (fols. 145-53) Sir John Mowbray, 1st Baronet, n.d.
  • (fols. 154-70) Friedrich Max Müller and his wife, 1879-97, n.d.

Oakley - Sanderson
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 206
176 leaves
Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 15-40) Francis Paget, Bishop of Oxford, 1893-1901
  • (fols. 68-80) John Percival, Bishop of Hereford, 1876-1911
  • (fols. 112-19) Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1889-1910
  • (fols. 161-2) Fanny Salazar, 1890
  • (fols. 169-74) Sir John Burdon-Sanderson, 1885-99, n.d.

Sandford - Villiers
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 207
150 leaves
Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 3-10) Archibald Sayce, 1896-1908, n.d.
  • (fols. 21-30) Frederick Seymour, 1st Baron Alcester, 1883-5
  • (fols. 31-2) Arthur Sidgwick, 1884
  • (fols. 51-63) William Stubbs, Bishop of Oxford, 1889-95, n.d.
  • (fols. 90-104) William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1920, n.d.
  • (fols. 108-12) William Thomson, Archbishop of York, 1861-87
  • (fols. 119-24) Samuel Thornton, Bishop of Ballarat, 1889-96
  • (fols. 125-40) Anthony Thorold, Bishop of Winchester, 1880-95

Wace - Young
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 208
Extent: 90 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 13-18) Edmond Warre, 1889-1895
  • (fols. 42-3) Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Winchester, n.d.
  • (fols. 53-6) John Wordsworth, Bishop of Salisbury, 1898-1903

With

  • (fols. 67-90) miscellaneous papers, 1861-97, n.d., including
    • (fols. 75-8) letter from George Curzon to Strachan-Davidson concerning Abool Kasim Khan from Teheran as representative of the Shah at the Jubilee, 1897
    • (fols. 85-7) notes by Magrath, n.d.
    • (fol. 88) a question (in Chinese) for the Chinese Civil Service exam, n.d.

B   Other correspondence, 1864-1910


Letters to George Simcox and William Simcox, 1864-1901
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 209
Extent: 126 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 10-21) Robert Bridges, 1874-83, n,d,
  • (fols. 37-8) Albert Augustus David, 1901, with a description of the funeral of Queen Victoria
  • (fols. 41-9) Samuel Gardiner, 1875-98
  • (fols. 56-9) Benjamin Jowett, 1864, n.d.
  • (fols. 64-73) Henry Liddon, 1865-82
  • (fols. 87-95) Frederick Puller, 1896
  • (fols. 96-101) Edward Pusey, 1869-81, n.d.
  • (fols. 105-12) William Bell Scott, 1873-4
  • (fols. 115-20) Samuel Wilberforce, 1870, n.d.

Letters to Eleanor Grove, Amy Lefroy and Edith Simcox, 1869-1910, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 210
Extent: 145 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-28) Eleanor Grove, 1869-99, n.d., with letters from
    • (fols. 6-7) Dame Millicent Fawcett, 1899
    • (fols. 11-21) Henry Morley, 1882-93, n.d.
  • (fols. 29-54) Amy Lefroy, 1884-1910, with letters from
    • (fols. 31-5) Sophie Bryant, 1884-1900
    • (fols. 36-42) Randall Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth, 1906-7
    • (fols. 51-2) draft letter by Lefroy? about Magrath and his work for the women's cause, n.d.
  • (fols. 55-144) Edith Simcox, 1873-94, n.d., with letters from
    • (fols. 61-3) Sir Walter Besant, 1890
    • (fols. 68-77) Sir Edmund Gosse, and his wife, 1878-94
    • (fols. 88-99) Friedrich Max Müller, 1881-7
    • (fols. 100-107) Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner, 1883-93
    • (fols. 108-16) John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn, 1873-82
    • (fols. 117-30) William Morris, 1879-86, n.d.
    • (fols. 135-8) Sir William Petrie, 1894

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