Catalogue of Correspondence and papers of Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton, with some family papers,1845-1944

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Papers of Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton, with some family papers, 1845-1944

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers of Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton (1856-1943), Hope Professor of Zoology at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Jesus College.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 2015-2020, d. 2031-2036, e. 2013-2015; MS. Photogr. c. 11, fols. 111-114
Extent: 16 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton (1856-1943) was Hope Professor of Zoology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Jesus College.

Acquisition

Given to the Library by John Garnett, 1986.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. c. 2015, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Poulton | Sir | Edward Bagnall | 1856-1943 | Hope Professor of Zoology | Fellow of Jesus College

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

University of Oxford | Jesus College

Subjects (LCSH)

Zoology

Descriptive List


Correspondence of Sir Edward and Lady Poulton, née Palmer 1879-Oct 1880
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2015
Extent: 202 leaves

Correspondence of Sir Edward and Lady Poulton, née Palmer Nov 1880-9 Feb 1881
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2016
Extent: 230 leaves

Correspondence of Sir Edward and Lady Poulton, née Palmer 10 Feb 1881-1884
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2017
Extent: 183 leaves

Letters to Sir Edward from Lady Poulton, 1885-1916, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2018
Extent: 154 leaves

Personal letters to Sir Edward
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2019
Extent: 158 leaves

Scope and Content:

Personal letters mainly relating to his marriage, including

  • (fols. 1-12) George Palmer, 1879-1880
  • (fols. 13-107) Nellie Barry, 1879-1880
  • (fols. 112-130) letters to and from Lady Poulton, mainly engagement congratulations, 1877-1910
  • (fols. 131-158) miscellaneous letters to Sir Edward, 1876-1917

Miscellaneous papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2020
Extent: 90 leaves

Scope and Content:

Including

  • (fols. 2-13) 'The Picnic - July 5th 1877', a poem by Sir Edward
  • (fols. 21-42) printed papers including funeral service sheet and obituaries for Sir Edward
  • (fols. 43-66) Lady Poulton's diary, 1870-1874
  • (fols. 77-90) printed ephemera and newscuttings relating to Lady Poulton and her family the Palmers, 1874-1915
Note: See also Lady Poulton's diaries 1886-1914.

Notebook belonging to Sir Edward
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2013
Extent: 127 leaves

Scope and Content:

Containing 'The Picnic' (see MS. Eng. c. 2020, fols. 2-13), nonsense rhymes, letters and newscuttings, 1877-1940


Diary kept by Sir Edward while at St. Helens, Isle of Wight, Jul 1899-Apr 1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2014
Extent: 64 leaves

Cashbook containing investment and household accounts, 1914-1942
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2031
Extent: 103 leaves

Notebook containing prayers, in Sir Edward's hand, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2015
Extent: 52 leaves, 18-52 blank

Volume containing offprints of articles by Sir Edward, 1880-1886
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2032
Extent: 187 leaves

Printed testimonials in favour of Edward B. Poulton, M. A., candidate for the Hope Professorship of Zoology, 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2033
Extent: 48 pages

Proof copy, 1918, of The Life of Ronald Poulton by his Father Edward Bagnall Poulton (London, 1919)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2034
Extent: xiv + 402 pages

Reprint from Obituary notices of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 4, Nov 1944. Edward Bagnall Poulton, 1856-1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2035
Extent: 15 leaves

Notebook of W. F. Poulton containing newscuttings and letters relating to his work as an architect, 1845-1859
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2036
Extent: 57 leaves, fols. 57-31 rev.

Photographs, n. d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 11, fols. 111-114
Extent: 41 leaves

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14 January 2014