Catalogue of letters from Sir Oliver Wardrop to his wife, 1919-20

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Letters from Sir Oliver Wardrop to his wife, 1919-20

Letters from Sir Oliver Wardrop to his wife Margrethe, written mostly from Tiflis where he was based as British High Commissioner for Transcaucasia, 1919-20.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 6824; d. 3385

Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Biographical history

Sir Oliver Wardrop (1864-1948), Consul-General, see Who Was Who.

Scope and content

Letters written mostly from Tiflis detailing Sir Oliver's daily life and giving an account of the state of Georgia in an uneasy political period.

Custodial history

The letters were owned by Nino Wardrop, daughter of Sir Oliver and Margrethe.


Given by the Marjory Wardrop Fund on behalf of Nino Wardrop, 1987.

Restrictions on Use

The letters are not to be copied, reproduced or published without the permission of the Board of Managers of the Marjory Wardrop Fund for Georgian Studies.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3385, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

The Department of Oriental Books in the Bodleian Library houses the Wardrop collection. This collection consists of books and manuscripts relating to Georgia and the Caucasus and was built up by Sir Oliver Wardrop and his sister Marjory before being presented to the Bodleian by Sir Oliver on the death of Marjory in 1909. For further information on the Wardrop collection contact the Department of Oriental Books, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 277034 or email:

Wardrop | Sir | John Oliver | 1864–1948 | diplomatist and Georgian scholar
Wardrop | Margrethe | née Collett | wife of Sir Oliver Wardrop

Tiflis | Georgia; Georgia | Transcaucasia

Descriptive List

Letters from Sir Oliver Wardrop to his wife Margrethe, 1919-20
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3385
Extent: 194 leaves

Typed transcripts of the letters in MS. Eng. d. 3385, above, early 1980s
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6824
Extent: 167 leaves

Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
02 June 2011