Catalogue of the archive of Edward John Thompson (1886-1946)

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Elizabeth Turner, Ruth Burchnall, Sarah Shuttleworth
1995, EAD version 2017



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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   General correspondence 1905-46
B   Literary papers 1902-48
C   Printed papers 1894-1950
D   Personal and financial papers 1886-1945
    D.1   Diaries and notebooks 1886-1945
    D.2   Personal and financial papers 1886-1945
E   Family correspondence and papers 1848-1962
    E.1   Papers, of William Jessup (d.1920) 1866-1903
    E.2   2. Correspondence and papers, of Elizabeth Thompson née Penney (1851-1928), E. J. Thompson's mother 1866-1928
    E.3   Papers of John Moses Thompson 1875-93
    E.4   Correspondence and papers of E.J. Thompson 1908-1950


Archive of Edward John Thompson

1886-1946

Abstract:
Catalogue of the papers of Edward John Thompson.

Extent: 18 Linear metres, MSS. Eng. c. 5273-368, c. 5783, d. 2642-704, e. 2915-31; Photogr. c. 57-9
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5273-368, c. 5783, d. 2642-704, e. 2915-31; Photogr. c. 57-9

Biographical History

Edward John Thompson (1886-1946) writer, was born at Hazel Grove, Stockport, the eldest son of the Reverend John Moses Thompson and his wife Elizabeth Penney. Both his parents were Wesleyan missionaries in India until 1892. His father died in 1894 leaving his mother to bring up their six children on a widow's pension. Edward was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, where he first began to write poetry. At the age of sixteen he went to work for the Midland Bank. In 1907 he attended Richmond College, graduating in 1909, and in 1910 was ordained and went to teach English literature at the Wesleyan College at Bankura, Bengal. Introducing the Arnisons (1935), and John Arnison (1939) are semi-autobiographical novels about this period of his life

Meanwhile, Edward John Thompson continued his friendship with George Lowther, a school friend, and met, and was much influenced by, William Canton, both of whom wrote almost weekly letters to Thompson, keeping him in touch with the literary world while he was in India. Two volumes of his poetry had been privately printed and he now began to learn Bengali. In 1913 he met Sir Rabindranath Tagore and wrote two books on him, studying his poems in depth and becoming the English authority on Bengali poetry

Thompson became chaplain to the 7th division in 1916, went through the Mesopotamia and Palestine campaigns and was awarded the MC. These Men Thy Friends (1927) and In Araby Orion (1930) were based on these experiences. He married Theodosia Jessup in 1919, and became the acting principal of Bankura College in 1920

Thompson resigned from the Wesleyan ministry in 1923 on his return from India, to devote himself to his writing. He was lecturer in Bengali at the University of Oxford, 1923-33, Leverhulme research fellow, 1934-6, and research fellow in Indian history at Oriel College, 1936-46. He maintained his very strong interest in India, writing, broadcasting and lecturing, returning in 1939 to write a report on the current political climate for the Rhodes Trustees. He corresponded with many Indians, most notably Nehru and Tagore (MSS. Eng. c. 5305, c. 5318)

He continued writing throughout his life, poetry, plays, novels and biographical works. Thompson died in 1946, having suffered ill health for some time. He left a widow and one son Edward Palmer Thompson; his eldest son Frank had died in 1944

Scope and Content

The collection consists mainly of correspondence, with some literary papers. The outline arrangement is as follows: A, general correspondence, 1905-46, arranged alphabetically: B, literary papers, 1902-48, including drafts of early poetry, manuscripts of unpublished works, working papers for Rabindranath Tagore; his life and work, and papers relating to the report for the Rhodes Trustees: C, printed papers, 1894-1950, consisting mainly of newspaper reviews of Thompson's works arranged alphabetically by title: D, personal and financial papers, 1886-1945, including Thompson's war diaries, 1914-19, publishers' contracts, and photographs: E, family correspondence and papers, 1848-1962. This last section contains correspondence and papers of Elizabeth Thompson, including letters to her son; many of Edward's letters were destroyed (MS. Eng. c. 5364, fol. 71). Also in this section are the correspondence and papers of Theodosia Thompson, including further correspondence with the publishers of E.J. Thompson's works.

Acquisition

The papers were given to the Bodleian Library by E.P. Thompson, July 1992, 1995. (MSS. Eng. c. 5273-368, c. 5783; d. 2642-704; e. 2915-31; Photogr. c. 57-9).

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 5273, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

Papers of Thompson's wife, Theodosia Thompson, are MSS. Eng. e. 3030-45.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Tagore | Radindranath | 1861-1941 | Sir | Knight Hindu poet
Thompson | Edward John | 1886-1946 | Writer
Thompson | Theodosia | 1892-1970 | Wife of Edward Thompson
Thompson| Elizabeth | 1851-1928 | Mother of Edward Thompson

Place name(s) (NCA Rules)

India

Subject(s)

20th century
Authors--20th century
Diaries -- 20th century
World War, 1914-1918

A   General correspondence 1905-46

Arrangement

The correspondence has been arranged alphabetically.


Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5273-5323


Abbott - Bayley
Date: 1905-1946
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5273
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 197 leaves

Beales - Boutflower
Date: 1905-1946
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5274
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 193 leaves

Bradley - Candler
Date: 1905-1946
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5275
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 225 leaves

Thompson to William Canton
Date: 1808-1810
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5276
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 246 leaves

Thompson to William canton
Date: 1918-26, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5277
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 302 leaves

William Canton to Thompson
Date: 1910-12
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5278
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 195 leaves

William Canton to Thompson
Date: 1913-15
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5279
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 229 leaves

William Canton to Thompson
Date: 1916-18
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5280
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 251 leaves

William Canton to Thompson
Date: 1919-21
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5281
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 282 leaves

William Canton to Thompson
Date: 1922-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5282
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 177 leaves

William Canton to Thompson
Date: 1924-7, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5283
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 199 leaves

Carpenter - Collingwood
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5284
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 279 leaves

Collins - Curtis-Brown
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5285
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 240 leaves

Daryush - Dwelle
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5286
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 190 leaves

Eady - Faulkner
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5287
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 202 leaves

Field - Furlong
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5288
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 265 leaves

Gabriel - Gascoyne
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5289
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 241 leaves

Geden - Gurney
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5290
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 229 leaves

Haden-Guest - Iqbal
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5291
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 227 leaves

Jack - Joyce
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5292
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 218 leaves

Kabir - Kruse
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5293
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 191 leaves

Landell-Mills - Lyon (P.H.B.)
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5294
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 241 leaves

Thompson to George Lowther
Date: 1905-13, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5295
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 303 leaves

George Lowther to Thompson
Date: 1906-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5296
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 189 leaves

George Lowther to Thompson
Date: 1909-June 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5297
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 242 leaves

George Lowther to Thompson
Date: July 1910-1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5298
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 155 leaves

George Lowther to Thompson
Date: 1912-13
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5299
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 183 leaves

Thompson to P.C.Lyon
Date: 1916-37, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5300
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 241 leaves

P.C. Lyon to Thompson
Date: 1916-45
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5301
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 96 leaves

Macaulay - Mahalanobis
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5302
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 225 leaves

Malaviya - Monck
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5303
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 160 leaves

Monkhouse - Neale
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5304
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 140 leaves

Nehru
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5305
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Nevinson - Paine
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5306
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 163 leaves

Palmer (H.E.)
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5307
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 121 leaves

Pandit - Rao
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5308
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 157 leaves

Ratcliffe
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5309
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 270 leaves

Rathbone - Ross
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5310
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 179 leaves

Rothenstein - Rust
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5311
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 210 leaves

Sackett - Savage
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5312
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 139 leaves

Schomberg - Schuster
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5313
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 163 leaves

Scott - Simpson
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5314
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 153 leaves

Sinclair - Sowter
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5315
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 100 leaves

Spalding (H.N.)
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5316
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 213 leaves

Spalding (K.J.) - Synge
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5317
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 187 leaves

Tagore
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5318
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 215 leaves

Tahmankar - Time
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5319
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 132 leaves

Times - Underhill
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5320
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 102 leaves

Vansittart - Warburg
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5321
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 186 leaves

Ward - Zutshi
Date: 1905-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5322
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 167 leaves

Letters from unidentified correspondents
Date: 1916-45, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5323
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 30-74) correspondence concerning E.J. Thompson's play The King's Pirate1937-9

B   Literary papers 1902-48

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. d. 2642-48; c. 5324-31; e. 2915-19


Mainly early writings
Date: 1902-32
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2642
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 244 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises

Draft notes for sermons
Date: 1908, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2643
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 146 leaves

Three typescripts of unpublished plays
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2644
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 247 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises

E.J. Thompson's scenarios for the screenplay of Burmese Silver
Date: 1938
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5324
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 52 leaves

Scope and Content

His novel for Alexander Korda.

Typescript of E.J. Thompson's last unpublished novel
Date: 1939-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2645
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 461 leaves

Scope and Content

'Pilgrim from Tibet or The Jade Vase', using the pen name John Lancastre.

An incomplete typescript draft
Date: 1888-1942
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2646
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 180 leaves

Scope and Content

With A.B. Garratt, of a memoir of Geoffrey Garrett, entitled 'Mere English, 1888-1942'.

Miscellaneous writings
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2647
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 60 leaves

Scope and Content

Including (fols. 1-29) part of an essay or lecture on literary criticism, n.d.

Typescripts of E.J. Thompson's broadcast talks
Date: 1937-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5325
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 107 leaves

Scope and Content

For the BBC Empire programme, 'Matters of Moment'.

Miscellaneous drafts
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5326
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 192 leaves

Scope and Content

For Rabindranath Tagore; his life and work (Calcutta & London, 1921)

Miscellaneous notes and drafts
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5327
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 148 leaves

Scope and Content

For Rabindranath Tagore; his life and work, with (fols. 98-136) an unpublished translation of Tagore's Cloud and Sunlight.

Mainly translations
Date: 1914-21
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2648
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 205 leaves

Scope and Content

Of writings of Tagore which appeared in The Modern Review, 1914-21, with (fols. 188-95) newscuttings relating to him.

Pages of a notebook
Date: 1921
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5328
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 38 pages

Scope and Content

Containing notes of conversations with Tagore to 1921.

Typescripts
Date: 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5329
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 73 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises

Notebook
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2915
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 28 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing miscellaneous notes, extracts and Bengali vocabulary.

Notebook
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2916
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing miscellaneous notes, extracts and Bengali vocabulary.

Notebook
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2917
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 leaves

Scope and Content

containing miscellaneous notes, extracts and Bengali vocabulary.

Notebook
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2918
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing miscellaneous notes, extracts and Bengali vocabulary.

Notebook
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2919
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing miscellaneous notes, extracts and Bengali vocabulary.

Miscellaneous writings and translations relating to India
Date: 1924-1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5330
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 233 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises

Papers concerning the Rhodes Trust
Date: 1932-1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5331
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 124 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises

C   Printed papers 1894-1950

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5332-45; d. 2649; e. 2920


Printed material relating to India
Date: 1928-45
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5332
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 49 leaves

Scope and Content

Including (fols. 1-13) newscuttings concerning Gandhi, 1931-40.

Proofs, mainly of reviews
Date: 1925-46, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5333
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 133 leaves

Scope and Content

By E.J. Thompson, arranged chronologically.

Newspaper reviews by E.J. Thompson
Date: 1918-45
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5334
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 97 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.


Newscuttings
Date: 1894-1950
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5335
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 254 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises

Reviews of E.J. Thompson's early works
Date: 1908-20
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5336
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 99 leaves

Scope and Content

Some of which have been removed from a cuttings book.

Newscuttings containing reviews of works by E.J. Thompson, arranged alphabetically by title of work, A
Date: 1921-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5337
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 275 leaves

Newscuttings containing reviews of works by E.J. Thompson, arranged alphabetically by title of work, B - C
Date: 1921-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5338
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 261 leaves

Newscuttings containing reviews of works by E.J. Thompson, arranged alphabetically by title of work, E - I
Date: 1921-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5339
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 362 leaves

Newscuttings containing reviews of works by E.J. Thompson, arranged alphabetically by title of work, J - K
Date: 1921-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5340
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 266 leaves

Newscuttings containing reviews of works by E.J. Thompson, arranged alphabetically by title of work, L - N
Date: 1921-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5341
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 240 leaves

Newscuttings containing reviews of works by E.J. Thompson, arranged alphabetically by title of work, O - P
Date: 1921-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5342
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 114 leaves

Newscuttings containing reviews of works by E.J. Thompson, arranged alphabetically by title of work, R
Date: 1921-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5343
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 350 leaves

Newscuttings containing reviews of works by E.J. Thompson, arranged alphabetically by title of work, S
Date: 1921-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5344
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 177 leaves

Newscuttings containing reviews of works by E.J. Thompson, arranged alphabetically by title of work, T - Y
Date: 1921-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5345
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 287 leaves

Dust jackets of some of E.J. Thompson's works
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2649
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 26 items

Copies of some of Thompson's published works
Date: 1927-1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2920
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content

Comprises

D   Personal and financial papers 1886-1945

D.1   Diaries and notebooks 1886-1945

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5346; e. 2921-28

Diary notebook
Date: 1912-13
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2921
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols.4-16) are blank.

War diary notebooks written while in Mesopotamia and Palestine, brief entries
Date: 1914-17, 4 Aug. 1916-13 Jan. 1917 1914-17
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2922
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 45 leaves

War diary notebooks written while in Mesopotamia and Palestine
Date: Jan-Apr 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2923
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 67 leaves

War diary notebooks written while in Mesopotamia and Palestine
Date: May-July 1917, 21 Sept-2 Oct 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2924
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 28 leaves

War diary notebooks written while in Mesopotamia and Palestine
Date: 29 July-15 Sept, 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2925
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 40 leaves

War diary notebooks written while in Mesopotamia and Palestine
Date: 18 Oct 1918-17 June 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2926
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 42 leaves

Loose diary notes
Date: 1910-1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5346
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 88 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 70-85) summaries of 28th Brigade operations, Feb.-Apr. 1917

Notebook and diary
Date: 26 Sept-14 Dec 1936
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2927
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 54 leaves

Notebook
Date: 1916-1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2928
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 89 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing notes of addresses and other details of soldiers.

D.2   Personal and financial papers 1886-1945

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5347-5783; d. 2650-1; Photogr. c. 57-9

Daily account book
Date: 1920-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5783
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 185 leaves

Scope and Content

Wth detailed lists of expenditure.

Given to the Bodleian, 1995.

Publishers' contracts with E.J. Thompson
Date: 1919-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5347
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 100 leaves

Royalty statements from publishers
Date: 1933-45
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2650
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 136 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises

Royalty statements from other publishers
Date: 1927-1945
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5348
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 105 leaves

Personal papers
Date: 1886-1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5349
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 162 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises

Bankura Wesleyan College Magazine
Date: 1916-19
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2651
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content

With (item 6) programme for the Liberal Summer School , Oxford, 1936.

Photographs
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 57
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 73 leaves

Photographs
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 58
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 109 leaves

Photographs
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Photogr. c. 59
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 104 leaves

E   Family correspondence and papers 1848-1962

E.1   Papers, of William Jessup (d.1920) 1866-1903

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. d. 2652-53

Bound volume of printed Anglican tracts
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2652
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 201 leaves

Scope and Content

In Arabic, with manuscript notes on communions, baptisms and deaths, 1866-98, belonging to William Jessup.

Loose notes
Date: 1901-3, n.d
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2653
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 leaves

Scope and Content

Removed from MS. Eng. d. 2652.

E.2   2. Correspondence and papers, of Elizabeth Thompson née Penney (1851-1928), E. J. Thompson's mother 1866-1928

E.2.1   Diaries 1914-28

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. d. 2654-68

Diaries
Date: June-Oct 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2654
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 leaves

Diaries
Date: Oct 1914-Apr 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2655
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 40 leaves

Diaries
Date: Apr-Oct 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2656
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 39 leaves

Diaries
Date: Oct 1915-Mar 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2657
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

Diaries
Date: Mar-Aug 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2658
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 34 leaves

Diaries
Date: Aug-Nov 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2659
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 leaves

Diaries
Date: Nov 1916-Feb 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2660
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 18 leaves

Diaries
Date: Feb-May 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2661
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 26 leaves

Diaries
Date: Mar-Sept 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2662
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 31 leaves

Diaries
Date: Sept 1919-Oct 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2663
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 66 leaves

Diaries
Date: Dec 1920-Nov 1921
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2664
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 41 leaves

Diaries
Date: July-Oct 1923
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2665
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 leaves

Diaries
Date: Nov 1923-Jan 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2666
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 66 leaves

Diaries
Date: July 1926-Aug 1927
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2667
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Diaries
Date: Aug 1927-Jan 1928
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2668
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 57 leaves

E.2.2   Family correspondence 1866-1928

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5350, d. 2669-71

Letters to his mother from E.J. Thompson
Date: 1909-1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2669
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 212 leaves

Letters to his mother from E.J. Thompson
Date: 1913-16
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2670
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 213 leaves

Letters to his mother from E.J. Thompson
Date: 1917-1928
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2671
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 260 leaves

Letters to and from other members of her family
Date: 1913-1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2670
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 213 leaves

Letters to and from other members of her family
Date: 1917-1928
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2671
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 260 leaves

Letters to and from other members of her family
Date: 1866-1928
Shelfmark: Ms. Eng. c. 5350
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 201 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises

E.2.3   Personal papers 1874-1926

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. d. 2672-78

Commonplace book
Date: 1874
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2672
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 leaves

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1878-1927, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2673
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 leaves

Friendship's memorial and daily textbook
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2674
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 132 leaves

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Elizabeth Thompson from her husband, 1886, includes much information about members of the family.

Notebook
Date: 1895
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2675
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing a talk to the Ladies Committee, reminiscences of life in India.

Incomplete New Testament
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2676
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 242 pages

Scope and Content

Presented to Elizabeth Thompson, with bookplate commemorating Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, 1897.

Notebook
Date: 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2677
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 133 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing verses written by F.D. Thompson.

(fols.38-133) are blank.

Address book
Date: 1926
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2678
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 57 leaves

E.3   Papers of John Moses Thompson 1875-93

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5351; e. 2929

Preaching diary
Date: 1875-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2929
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 227 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 26-227) sermons by J. M. Thompson, 1881-93.

Papers
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5351
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content

Including an account of Thompson's voyage to Madras, 1876, with (fol. 1) his commission as a Methodist minister, 1876.

E.4   Correspondence and papers of E.J. Thompson 1908-1950

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. d. 2679-2702

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: 1908-Aug, 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2679
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 209 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: Sept 1911- May 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2680
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 207 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: June 1912- Apr 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2681
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 201 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: May-Dec 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2682
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 187 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2683
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 206 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: Jan-Sept 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2684
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 219 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: Oct 1915-Dec 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2685
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 250 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2686
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 215 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: 1918-19
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2687
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 237 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: 1920-21
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2688
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 238 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: 1922-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2689
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 207 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his mother Elizabeth Thompson
Date: 1925-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2690
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 217 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his brothers Frank and Arthur and his sister Molly Vivian
Date: 1908-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2691
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 242 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his sister, Margaret Pilkington-Rogers, and her husband Charles
Date: 1910-20, n.d
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2692
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 142 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his sister, Margaret Pilkington-Rogers, and her husband Charles
Date: 1921-44, n.d
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2693
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 156 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his brother Alfred
Date: 1911-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2694
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 177 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his wife, Theodosia (née Jessup)
Date: 1918-19
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2695
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 242 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his wife, Theodosia (née Jessup)
Date: 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2696
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 251 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his wife, Theodosia (née Jessup)
Date: 1921-35
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2697
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 222 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his wife, Theodosia (née Jessup)
Date: 1936-40
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2698
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 166 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson from his wife, Theodosia (née Jessup)
Date: 1941-4, n.d
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2699
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 183 leaves

Letters to E.J. Thompson and his wife Theodosia
Date: 1918-50, n.d
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2700
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 87 leaves

Scope and Content

From other family members, arranged alphabetically, including (fols. 49-87) letters from their sons Frank and Edward.

Letters from E.J. Thompson and Theodosia to their sons to Frank and Edward
Date: 1935-Feb, 1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2701
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 126 leaves

Letter from E.J. Thompson and Theodosia to their sons to Frank and Edward
Date: Mar, 1944-1950, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2702
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 87 leaves

Family correspondence
Date: 1848-1951

Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5352-62

Family letters
Date: 1909-50
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5352
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 133 leaves

Scope and Content

From her father, William Jessup, and step-mother Katherine Jessup, with (fols. 54-91) letters to Katherine from her daughters Helen and Beth, and (fols. 92-133) round robin letters from Theodosia to the family.

Letters to and from her sister, Beth Blake, and other members of the Blake family
Date: 1910-51
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5353
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 217 leaves

Letters to and from her sisters Helen Jessup and Faith Kahrl
Date: 1913-51
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5354
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 189 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 69-185) Faith Kahrl and her son.

Letters to and from her sister Marie Agnieray
Date: 1938-51
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5355
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 100 leaves

Letters from her husband E.J. Thompson
Date: 1918-41
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5356
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 186 leaves

Letters from her husband E.J. Thompson
Date: 1919-20
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5357
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 183 leaves

Letters from her husband E.J. Thompson
Date: 1921
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5358
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 163 leaves

Letters from her husband E.J. Thompson
Date: 1922-30
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5359
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 155 leaves

Letters from her husband E.J. Thompson
Date: 1931-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5360
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 185 leaves

Letters from her husband E.J. Thompson
Date: 1940-1, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5361
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 110 leaves

Letters, mainly correspondence of Theodosia with other family members
Date: 1848-1940
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5362
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 215 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.


E.5.2   General correspondence and papers 1910-62

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 5363-8; d. 2703-4; e. 2930-1

General correspondence, Alcock-Guardian
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5363
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 188 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically


General correspondence, Haese - Rushforth
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5364
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 140 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically


General correspondence, Sadler - Wylie, and unidentified
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5365
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 161 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically


Letters concerning Frank Thompson's estate
Date: 1944-51
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2703
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 leaves

Correspondence with E.J. Thompson's executors
Date: 1946-56
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5366
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 171 leaves

Correspondence with publishers
Date: 1946-62
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5367
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 193 leaves

Scope and Content

Concerning E.J. Thompson's works and royalties, arranged alphabetically by publisher.

Calendars of daily events
Date: 1917-43
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2704
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 172 leaves

Holiday notes
Date: 1927
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2930
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 44 leaves

Holiday notes
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2931
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

Miscellaneous papers
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5368
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 213 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises


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