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Collection Level Description: Collections of Sir Hugh Walpole

Reference: MSS. Walpole a. 1-3, b. 1-7, c. 1-24, d. 1-19, e. 1-9, f. 1-3
Title: Collections of Sir Hugh Walpole
Dates of Creation: 19th-20th cent.
Extent: 65 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was a novelist and man of letters. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

A collection made by Sir Hugh Walpole of manuscripts and letters of writers and artists of the late 19th and early 20th cent., with some papers relating to them. Many of the letters are addressed to John Lane, and many of the papers have headings in the hand of A.J.A. Symons. The collection consists of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Walpole in 1941.

Access Conditions

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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. 55537-602.

Access Points

Artists | 19th century

Artists | 20th century

Authors | 19th century

Authors | 20th century

Poets | 19th century

Poets | 20th century

Douglas | Alfred Bruce | 1870-1945 | Lord | Poet

Lane | John | 1854-1925 | Publisher

Le Gallienne | Richard Thomas | 1866-1947 | Poet and Essayist

Phillips | Stephen | 1864-1915 | Poet and Dramatist

Rolfe | Frederick William | 1860-1913 | Author 'baron Corvo'

Symons | Albert James Alroy | 1900-1941 | Author and Bibliophile

Symons | Arthur William | 1865-1945 | Editor Critic and Poet

Walpole | Hugh Seymour | 1884-1941 | Sir | Knight Novelist and Man of Letters

Watson | Angus William | 1858-1935 | Sir

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