Catalogue of manuscripts acquired singly: correspondence
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Single volumes or files of correspondence acquired by the Bodleian Library by purchase, bequest or donation since 1975.
Arranged chronologically by date of earliest document in each entry.
Holograph letter from Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, to his sister Penelope, Lady Rich, c.1590
Shelfmark: MS. Don. c. 188
Extent: 1 leaf
See Bodleian Library Record 15, no. 4 (April 1996), pp. 308-14, and 16, no. 1 (April 1997), pp. 101-10
Bought from Roy Davids, 1995 catalogue, item 46, given by the Friends of the Bodleian
Alternative Form Available: A photograph of the letter is published with the article in Bodleian Library Record cited above.
Fourteen letters written from Cambridge by the poet Robert Herrick to his uncle, Sir William Herrick, 1613-17, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2278
Extent: 48 leaves
The text of each letter, together with the endorsements, is printed in The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick, ed. L.C. Martin (Oxford, 1956), pp. 445-53. Martin omits the wording of the receipts on fols. 3, 13, 17, 20, 24, 33 and
37, and also pencil
notes throughout by John Gough Nichols. The wrappers in which the letters were formerly kept at Leicestershire
County Record Office (see below) have been preserved.
Custodial History: The Bodleian letters, corresponding to Martin's nos. I-XIV but not including XIIa, were formerly in the muniment room at the
Hall, Beaumanor, Leicestershire, among the papers of Sir William Herrick. John Nichols (1745-1826) drew extensively on the
Herrick family papers for his
History and Antiquities of the County of Leicestershire (1795-1811). In 1843, William Perry-Herrick asked John Gough Nichols (1806-73; grandson of John Nichols) to arrange and conserve
the collection. By 1858, Nichols had rearranged and bound
nineteen volumes of loose Exchequer papers and repaired the Jacobean bindings of eight Exchequer ledgers.
Eleven volumes of family and business correspondence were completed by 1862, Robert Herrick's letters having been removed
from his mother's papers and bound separately.The Exchequer papers and the Robert Herrick letters, together with a large collection of family muniments, were deposited
by Lt. Col. A.P. Curzon-Howe-Herrick in Leicestershire County Record Office in 1947 when the Beaumanor estates were sold off.
The eleven volumes of Sir
William's family correspondence were not included in the deposit, having been separated from the other
papers at some time during the period 1870-1947. These eleven volumes came onto the market in 1968 and were purchased by the
Bodleian from the booksellers Hoffman and Freeman.
In 1988, the Bodleian purchased the Exchequer papers formerly on deposit at Leicestershire Record Office
(Sotheby's, 15 December 1988, lot 20). A note in MS. Eng. hist. c. 474, fol. 105, refers to the 'distinct binding' of the
Robert Herrick letters. See 'Related Material'
The Robert Herrick letters, originally lot 14 in the Sotheby sale, were purchased from Mr. Montagu Curzon Herrick in 1990,
with the help of the V & A Purchase Grant Fund, Mr. J.P. Getty, the Friends of the Bodleian, the Pilgrim Trust, the Wolfson
Foundation and the Friends
of the National Libraries.
Related Material: Other than these fourteen letters now in the Bodleian, two further Robert Herrick letters are known; a letter from the same
series, c.1615-16, now in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York (Martin's letter XIIa), and an engraved facsimile reproduced
by J.G. Nichols in his Autographs (1829), the original of which is now lost.Eleven volumes of Sir William Herrick's family correspondence were purchased by the Bodleian in 1968. They are now MSS. Eng.
hist. b. 216, c. 474-84. Sir William's Exchequer
papers were purchased in 1988, and are now MSS. Eng. hist. b. 244-8(R), b. 249, c. 1292-1318 (see 'Custodial History' above).
Twenty-seven letters of James, Duke of York (the future James II) relating mainly to political, military and naval
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5237
Extent: 54 leaves
Note: See Bodleian Library Record, vol. 15, no. 3, Oct. 1995, pp. 212-14.
- (fols. 1-28) fourteen letters, 1651-82, to James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde (1610-88), including
- (fols. 9-10) news of the House of Commons vote for war with France
- (fols. 17-18) a letter expressing anti-Parliamentarian feelings and fears for the end of the monarchy, 24 Nov. 1680
- (fols. 29-36) four letters to Charles II from Paris, 1655
- (fols. 37-52) eight letters, 1673-9, to Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory (1634-80), mainly concerning
naval and military affairs, with news of James's marriage negotiations
- (fols. 53-4) one letter, 12 Oct. 1683, to Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran (1639-86)
The papers were formerly in the Butler archive at Kilkenny in Ireland, and bear the Kilkenny Castle stamp; bought, Sotheby's,
13 Dec. 1994, lot 266
Related Material: See also the online catalogue of the correspondence and papers of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde (MSS. Carte), derived from Falconer Madan, et al.,
Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford (Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections, Munich, 1980), vol. III, nos. 10447-10724.
Microfilm of a letter-book of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, as Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and Steward of the King's Household, 1675-84
Shelfmark: MS. Film 2063
Extent: 1 microfilm reel
Ormonde held the offices of Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Lord Steward simultaneously. The letters relating to
the former office run chronologically from the beginning of the volume, those of the latter begin at the end of the volume,
and are in reverse order.
Given by the Manuscripts Department, Trinity College Library, Dublin, March 1996.
Related Material: The original letter-book is in Trinity College, Dublin (TCD MS. 10721). See also the online catalogue of the correspondence and papers of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde
(MSS. Carte), derived from Falconer Madan, et al., A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford (Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections, Munich, 1980), vol. III, nos. 10447-10724.
Letter book of Robert Cole at Algiers, 1694-6,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. b. 31
Extent: 138 leaves, 55-79, 81-98 blank
- (fols. 2-48, 80 rev., 137vrev. -99 rev.) draft and copy letters, 1694-6, 1700-1
- (fols. 49-54) miscellaneous accounts and memoranda, formerly loose in the volume, 1706, n.d.
See J.S. Bromley, Corsairs and Navies 1660-1760 (Hambleton Press, 1987), chapter 3: 'A Letter Book of Robert Cole British Consul-General at Algiers, 1694-1712'.
Biographical History: Robert Cole was British Agent and Consul-General at Algiers, 1694-1712.
Related Material: For further papers relating to Algiers in the late 17th cent., including correspondence of Robert Cole, see the indexes to the Rawlinson manuscripts in William D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ partis quintæ
fasciculus secundus...Ricardi Rawlinson... (Oxford, 1878), and William D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ partis quintæ fasciculus quintus... (Oxford, 1900).
Custodial History: Formerly owned by Sir Bruce Ingram, and later by Professor J. S. Bromley, 1966.
Letters from Sir Edward Villiers 1st Earl of Jersey to Richard Hill, 2 Aug. 1696-18 Aug. 1704
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4003
Extent: 193 leaves
Letters from Sir Edward Villiers, envoy to the states general of the United Provinces, and from 26 Feb. 1697 envoy-extraordinary
and -plenipotentiary to the peace conference at Ryswick, to Richard Hill, envoy to Brussels. The letters cover diplomatic,
political and personal matters
in particular the events surrounding negotiations leading to the Peace of Ryswick, 20 Sept 1697.
Related Material: For letters from Richard Hill to William Blathwayt, Sectretary at War, 1692-5, see MS. Eng. hist. d. 146; further letters
are in MS. Eng. hist. d. 150, fols. 30-3, 36-9, 42-3. Letters to Richard Hill as envoy to the Duke of Savoy, 1704-6 are MS.
Eng. hist. d.164; and as envoy to
the Elector of Bavaria, 1696-8, MS. Eng. lett. d. 3. See Mary Clapinson and T. D. Rogers, Summary catalogue of post-medieval western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, acquisitions 1916-1975, vol. I, SC nos. 40103, 40107, 40121, 41596.
Note: These papers were previously deposited at Greater London Record Office (now London Metropolitan Archives) under the reference
Biographical History: For further biographical details of Edward Villiers and Richard Hill see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Bought from Bernard Quaritch booksellers.
Collection of miscellaneous letters mainly from antiquaries and authors, with some from publishers, 1719-1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. b. 32
Extent: 369 leaves
Bought, Sotheby's, 4 Oct. 1977, lot 253.
Letters from Erasmus Head of the Queen's College, Oxford, to his
parents John and Barbara Head of Foxley Henning, Cumberland, 1728-36
Shelfmark: MS. Don. c. 152
Extent: 100 leaves
With one (fol. 78) to his sister Dinah, 1734.Acquisition:
Bought from Robin Waterfield Ltd., 1979; given by the Friends of the Bodleian.
Family names (NCA Rules)
Head | family | of Foxley Henning, Cumberland
Letter-book of George Scott of Woolston Hall, volume 35, 24 Aug. 1757 - 18 Mar. 1758
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3655
Extent: 282 pages
Binding: Bound in vellum with original brass fastenings.
Collection of letters written to various people including (p. 151) Thomas Fry and (p. 142) Dr William Oliver. Some letters (pp. 19-30) concern Scott's inheritance of the papers of his uncle, the natural philosopher William Derham. At the back of the volume there is an index of the recipients of his letters.Biographical History: George Scott (1720-80) was an antiquary and honourary doctor of law. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1748.
After his wife's death he retired to Woolston Hall where he died in 1780.
Purchased from Samuel Gedge in June 2010.
Related Material: The library also holds volumes 18 and 64 of Scott's letter-books (MSS. Eng. lett. f. 1-2).
Sixteen letters to Laurence Sulivan, 1763-82, mainly concerning negotiations in the British East India Company, 1769
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. b. 237
Extent: iii + 61 leaves
With (fols.43-61) official Company papers, 1762-5, miscellaneous undated printed material, and a list of contents compiled
by Dr. R.W. Chapman .
Bought from Mrs. A. Morrison, 1978.
Related Material: For related material see also MSS. Eng. hist. b. 190-1; c.269-71 and c.471-2
Letters to Edmund Malone from various correspondents, 1773-1812, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2360
Extent: 84 leaves
With some papers, including (fols. 80-2) accounts of the lives of Elizabeth (d. 1728) and John Creed (d. 1701), by their daughter
Mrs. E. S., partly autograph, early 18th cent.
Arrangement: The letters and papers, formerly part of a bound volume, were received disbound, some leaves still in sewn sections (now dismantled),
and have been kept in the same disorder in which they were bound. The rest of the bound volume may have contained Malone family
papers, no longer
Bought from Figgis Rare Books, 1990.
Letters from Percival Stockdale, 1783-1809, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6795
Extent: 75 leaves
Binding: Buff Middle Hill boards, remains of Phillipps number label on spine
Letters mainly to his attorney Thomas Loggen, with some to Joseph Hill. Two of the letters (fols. 5,8)
are written on advertisements for his memoirs - Memoirs of his Life and Writings (London, 1809)
Biographical History: Percival Stockdale (1736-1811), writer and poet - see Dictionary of National Biography.
Custodial History: Owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Phillipps MS. 21464; Sotheby's, 10 June 1896,
lot 1179, and Sotheby's, 27 Apr. 1903, lot 855.
Bought from Abigail Wilson, 1994.
Collection of letters, mainly 19th cent., some to John Henry Parker, but mainly
to his son James, and to John Hinde Palmer, MP
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. b. 26
Extent: 129 leaves
Includes (fols. 74-83) three letters from E.B. Pusey, 1879.Acquisition:
Bought, Sotheby's, 14 Dec. 1976, lot 119.
Letters from Captain John Betton of the 3rd Regiment, Dragoon Guards, to his mother, 1801-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6857
Extent: i + 280 leaves
Binding: Quarter calf, marbled boards, by Period Binders, Bath, late 20th cent.
The letters are mainly about army matters and family, and include
- (fols. 251-69) letters written from Portugal and Spain with details of living conditions and accounts of battles, 1809
- (fols. 276-9) pedigree of the Betton of Great Berwick family, 1870
Bequeathed by Professor Sir WilliamPaton, 1994
Great Britain -- Army
Peninsular War, 1807-1814 -- Campaigns
Correspondence and papers of William Buckland, 1818-49
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. b. 35
Extent: 84 leaves
- (fols. 1-8) letters from William Wyndham, Baron Grenville, 1818, 1821
- (fols. 9-29) letters from Sir Francis Chantrey, 1831-41
- (fols. 30-70) correspondence and papers concerning the publication of 'The Bridgewater Treatises', 1832-36
- (fols. 71-7) letters from John Murray, with a statement of account for the publication of sermons, 1848-9
- (fols. 78-83) miscellaneous letters, 1834-47
- (fol. 84) plan of the east end of Ely Cathedral, 1847
Bought, 1979, 1982.
Letters to Manuel Johnson, Keeper of the Radcliffe Observatory, from fellow astronomers,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5720
With (fols. 141-4) two letters to Mrs. Johnson from Sir George Bidell
Bought from John Wilson, 1995.
Correspondence and papers of R.W. Church, and other members of the Church family, 1828-1912, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6785
Extent: ii + 323 leaves
Includes correspondence of
- (fols. 1-99) R.W. Church, 1834-90, n.d., including correspondence with
- (fols. 45-75) W.E. Gladstone, 1869-85
- (fols. 76-7)
Henry Scott Holland, 1905
- (fols. 89-97) Cardinal Newman, 1871-86, n.d.
- (fols. 100-20) Mrs. Helen Church, 1870-99, with
- (fols. 112-16) letters from W.E. Gladstone, 1894
- (fols. 126-226) Mary Church, 1875-1912, n.d., including correspondence with
- (fols. 126-61) her brother Frederick Church, 1881-6, n.d.
162-71) her father R.W. Church, 1888
- (fols. 172-9) Charles Bigg, 1901-5
- (fols. 193-202) Cardinal Newman, 1875-86
- (fols. 210-21) William Stubbs,
Biographical History: Richard William Church (1815-1890) Dean of St. Pauls - see Dictionary of National Biography.
- (fols. 227-323) miscellaneous papers, 1828-94, n.d., including
- (fol. 233) membership certificate of the Greek Archaeological Society, 1849
- (fol. 234) copy of baptism entry of R.W. Church, 1862
- (fols. 235-47) miscellaneous correspondence,
- (fols. 250-316) copies of extracts from R.W. Church's diary, with (fols. 266-305) copied extracts from letters concerning
the death of Frederick
Restrictions on Access: Open. Formerly restricted (MS. Res. d. 238) 1975-2000.
Given by Colonel Humphrey Paget, grandson of R.W. Church, 1968.
Related Material: For notebooks and diaries of R.W. Church, see MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1209-16
Letters from J.W. Joyce to his parents, 1829-37
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2382
Extent: 105 leaves
- (fols. 1-63) his letters written as an undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford, 1829-31
- (fols. 70-105) letters written on a tour in France and Italy, 1836-7
Bought from Mrs. Elizabeth Joyce, 1991.
Correspondence and papers of Sir George Elvey (1816-93), mainly
relating to his duties as organist of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, 1837-93
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5370
- (fols. 22-46) letters from William Crotch, 1838-44
- (fols. 134-6) warrant for his appointment at Windsor, 1837, with list of fees payable to the organist
- (fols. 142-3) two pieces of music 'Praise ye the Lord' and 'Gee up Dobbin'
- (fols. 146-70) manuscript verses in various hands, perhaps submitted for musical settings
- (fols. 171-4) copy of a memorial to the Deans and chapters of Cathedral and Collegiate churches concerning the performance
of their choirs, with list of many organists, musicians and clergy who signed it, n.d. (watermark 1837)
- (fols. 112-31) letters to Lady Elvey on the death of her husband, 1893-4
Bought from John Wilson, 1995
Photocopies of the letters of Emma Bergeronnée Haden, 1842-58
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3608*
Extent: 142 leaves [167 photocopied leaves]
Related Material: See catalogue of the papers of the Horsley family, 18th-20th cent., for letters of Emma Bergeron, 1837-58; diaries, correspondence, papers
and photographs of Emma Haden,
1794-1881, and diaries, correspondence, papers and photographs of Rose Haden, 1836-1917.
- (fols. 1-69) letters to Emma Hadennée Harrison, her mother, 1853-8
- (fols. 70-123) letters to Rose Haden, later Horsley, her sister, 1842-56
- (fol. 124) a letter to Messrs. Venn & Sons, 1856
- (fols. 125-36) parts of unidentified letters, n.d.
- (fols. 137-42) a letter from Daria Haden to Rosamund Gotch, 1943, and notes on the Haden family
Restrictions on Access: Originals are conservation restricted.
Given by Rosamund Strode, 1999.
Letters to George Richmond from members of the Acland family, 1843-90, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3376
Extent: 209 leaves
Biographical History: George Richmond (1809-1896) portrait painter, and Sir Henry Acland (1815-1900), physician - see Dictionary of National Biography.
- (fols. 1-31) Sir Thomas Acland, 1843-58, n.d.
- (fols. 32-201) Sir Henry Acland, 1843-90, n.d., with many references to John Ruskin, and including (fols. 64-5) a letter to Mrs. Richmond, 1864
- (fols. 206-9) Sarah Angelina Acland, daughter of Sir Henry, 1878
Bought, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 23 Nov. 2000, lot 65.
Letters from Charles Jolliffe, Lieutenant in the Royal Marine Artillery, to members of his family, 1853-5, 1860, n.d., mainly from or relating to the Crimea
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5371
Extent: 184 leaves
Bought, Henry Bristow, cat. 311 (1993), item 25
Letters, mainly concerning political matters, written by Richard Cobden to Edward Alexander, 1853-64
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 123
Extent: 60 leaves
Bought, John Drury, Cat. XXIX (1977), item 172; Given by F. O. B.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901
Letters of Samuel Palmer to the Redgrave family, 1857-80
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7385
Extent: 280 leaves
In these letters to various members of the Redgrave family, Palmer writes both about personal matters and about his art. Among
other art-related topics, Palmer writes about the trials he encounters in having prints made of his etchings and his experimenting
with different varieties
of paper. Palmer also writes frequently about his youngest son, Alfred Herbert (1853-1931). Comprises
Biographical History: Samuel Palmer (1805-81), painter and etcher. Although he started his career as a painter, in his later life Palmer focused
on etching, much of it in connection with the Etching Club established by Richard and Samuel Redgrave. He was married in 1837
to Hannah Linnell (1818-93), the
daughter of John Linnell (1792-1882), a friend and mentor. The death of the couple's eldest son, Thomas
More (1842-61) in 1861 greatly affected Palmer, and precipitated a move from Kensington to near Redstone Wood, first to a
cottage in Park Lane, Reigate and then to Furze Hill
House, Mead Vale, where he stayed until his death. Although it is not mentioned in his biography, the letters
imply that in the late 1870s Samuel Palmer looked after Annie May Redgrave (b. 1876), granddaughter of Richard Redgrave. For
more information see the Oxford
Dictionary of National Biography.
- (fols. 1-64) 29 Letters from Palmer to Richard Redgrave (1804-88), 1857-80,
- (fols. 6-7) letter about Palmer's watercolour techniques 14 July 1865 (published in Lister pp. 735-6 and Palmer pp. 273-4)
- (fols. 10-11) letter, 1 Oct. 1866 (Lister p. 747, Palmer pp. 281-2)
- (fols. 35-6) letter about exhibiting
his own etchings and his favourite of Redgrave's etchings 18 Mar. 1873 (Lister pp. 873-4, Redgrave
- (fols. 41-4) letter with advice on how to deal with illness, 26 July 1873 (Lister pp. 880-2, Redgrave pp. 328-30)
- (fols. 51-4) letter about
Palmer's painting techniques and observations on the public response to art, Mar. 1876 (Lister
pp. 927-9, Palmer pp. 363-5)
- (fols. 65-134) 33 letters from Palmer to Samuel Redgrave (1802-76), 1857-75, including (fols.
125-30) three letters mentioning William Blake, 5 Nov. 1870-12 Jan. 1871
- (fols. 135-205) 35 letters from Palmer to Frances (Cecy) Redgrave (1845-1932), daughter and biographer of Richard Redgrave, 1864-80, n.d.,
- (fols. 135-6) letter dated June 1864 (Lister pp. 719-20)
- (fols. 141-2) letter about various works of art in galleries in London, 6 July 1866 (Lister pp. 741-2, Palmer pp. 277-8)
- (fols. 146-8) letter dated May 1869 (extract in Lister
- (fols. 150-1) letter dated Sep. 1869 (Lister p. 805, Palmer pp. 305-6)
- (fols. 177-8) letter in which Palmer shares his views on non-Anglican art, architecture, and music, Jan. 1876 (Lister pp.
925-6, Palmer pp. 361-2)
199-200) letter concerning the situation of the widow of Francis Oliver Finch, 4 June
- (fols. 206-14) 4 letters from Palmer to Evelyn Redgrave (1849-1932), daughter of Richard Redgrave, 1877-80, n.d.
- (fols. 215-80) 29 letters from Palmer to Rose Redgrave (1811-99), wife of Richard Redgrave, 1861-80, n.d., including
- (fols. 223-4)
thank you note, 16 Nov. 1867 (Lister pp. 766-7, Palmer pp. 293-4)
- (fol. 243) letter about the catalogue of a William Blake exhibition, 2 May 1876
- (fols. 270-1) letter mentioning a planned biography of William Blake by Mr. Strange of Streatley Mill,
Bought, Nicholas Lott of Larkhill Fine Art Ltd, Apr. 2007, with the help of the Friends of the Bodleian, Friends of the National
Libraries, the V&A Purchase Grant Fund.
- Lister, Raymond, ed. Letters of Samuel Palmer (Oxford, 1974)
- Palmer, A. H. Life and letters of Samuel Palmer, painter and etcher (London, 1892)
- Redgrave, F. M. Richard Redgrave C.B., R.A.: a memoir, compiled from his diary (London, 1892)
Art, British -- 19th century
Etching -- 19th century
Twenty-six signed autograph letters, 1860-75, from Benjamin Disraeli, later 1st
Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-81), to Conservative MP Sir Henry Stracey (1802-85)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3950
Extent: 87 leaves
Includes letters concerning
- (fols. 57-8) the Liberal government’s handling of the Alabama Treaty, 1872
- (fols. 69-70) the growing strength of the Conservative Party in English boroughs like Norwich, 1872
Purchased in Bonham’s sale, 23 Nov 2010 (lot 135) with the aid of the Friends of the Bodleian and Friends of the National
Letters to Henry Baker Tristram, 1863-1905, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6819
Extent: 84 leaves
Letters to Tristram, with (fols. 1-2) one letter from him. The collection includes many letters commenting on his book The Fauna and Flora of Palestine (1884). Correspondents include
- (fols. 3-7) Sir William Boyd Dawkins, 1864
- (fol. 8) Claude Reignier Conder, 1876
- (fols. 37-9) Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1884
- (fols. 40-1) Henry Godwin-Austen, 1884
- (fols. 51-2) Sir William Henry Flower, 1885
- (fols. 61-2) Sir Charles William Wilson, 1893
- (fols. 63-4) Hugh Macmillan, 1894
With some printed material, including two advertisements for works published by the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1885-1905,
n.d. Two photographs were found with the letters, see MS. Photogr. c. 128, fols. 58-9.
Biographical History: Henry Baker Tristram (1822-1906) divine and naturalist - see Dictionary of National Biography.
Given by The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 1994.
Letters mainly to Edith Bright, on women's suffrage, 1887-1923,
Shelfmark: MS. Don. c. 178
Extent: 71 leaves
Including letters from
- (fols. 13-16) Henrietta Barnett, 1900-13
- (fols. 21-2) Richard Cherry, 1909
- (fols. 31-9) Millicent Fawcett, 1895-9, n.d.
- (fols. 67-8) Louisa Twining, n.d.
- (fols. 70-1) Agnes Weston, 1891
Bought from John Wilson, catalogue 66 (1989), no. 1242, and given by Bodley's Canadian Friends, 1989.
Women -- Suffrage
Letters from F. Ashton Jonson describing his travels abroad, 1892-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2046
Extent: ii + 496 leaves
Binding: Brown cloth covers, title on spine 'Letters from Abroad 1892-3'
The letters are written to family members and friends and include descriptions of
- (fols. 11-117) America, 1892, with visits to
- (fols. 11-32) New York
- (fols. 33-50) Washington
- (fols. 139-92) Japan, 1892
- (fols. 193-223) China, 1892
- (fols. 268-379) India, 1892-3
Bought from D.P. White, cat. 27 (1990), item 53
Travel -- 19th century
Letters from John Buchan to Benjamin Consitt Boulter ('Taff' or 'Taffy') , 1895-1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8330
Extent: 45 leaves
The letters are autograph unless stated otherwise. Comprises:
- (fols. 1-40) twenty letters from Buchan to Boulter, 1895-1900 [fols. 11-12, 31-34 are conjecturally dated]
- (fols. 41-42) typescript letter from Buchan to Boulter, sent from Government House, Ottawa, 1939
- (fols. 43-44) letter from an unidentified correspondent to Buchan's sister, Anna Masterton Buchan [the novelist O. Douglas], commiserating
on the death of her brother, William Buchan, 1912
- (fol. 45) incomplete letter to Buchan, 'My dear Tweedsmuir' from an unidentified correspondent, on the subject of genealogy,
Purchased from Blackwell's Rare Books, 2014.
Correspondence and papers, 1906-71, concerning Mary Morwood, née Bell (1883-1939)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5235
Given by Mary Rogers, 1994
The collection includes:
Biographical History: Mary Morwood established the Purdah Club in Shajahanpur (India) for women. After settling in Northern Ireland, a discussion
group, the Drawing Room Circle.
- (fol. 1) covering note by her daughter Mary Rogers, 1994
- (fols. 2-95) photocopy of transcript of letters from James Morwood to Mary Bell and related photographs, 1906-7
- (fols. 103-114) photocopies of letters concerning the society Help the Children Matinées, Belfast, 1923-6
- (fols. 116-30) material relating to the Drawing Room Circle, 1937-9, 1971
Typed transcript of correspondence between Robert Hugh Benson and
Elizabeth Anstice Baker, n.d., [1906-14]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3215
Extent: i + 67 leaves
Given by Simon Tugwell, 1992.
Edited by Simon Tugwell. The originals are held in the Dominican Historical Centre, Blackfriars, Oxford.
Letters and cards to Ava Anderson, wife of Viscount Waverley, and to John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley c.1913-1937, 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7342
Extent: 80 leaves
Letters to Ava Bodley Anderson and one to John Anderson, mostly written between 1913 and 1937, with one postcard written in
Related Material: For papers of Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley, see MSS. Eng. c. 6661-4.
- (fols. 1-58) letters addressed to Ava Bodley. Includes two sympathy letters on the death of her first husband, Ralph Wigram,
one of the letters (fol. 46) is from Sir Horace G. H. Rumbold. Also a letter from Sir Ronald Campbell.
- (fols. 59-77) envelopes addressed to Ava Bodley, Ava Wigram, or Lady Anderson without letters
- (fols.78-80) one letter addressed to John Anderson, Lord Chancellor of the Exchequer from Beth White in the American Embassy
in Haiti with accompanying envelope dated 1943; one empty envelope addressed to John Anderson, Esq. postmarked 1913.
Purchased from Louis Probert, 14 April 2007.
Letters from Arthur Grotjan Marshall, later Calder-Marshall, to his wife, Alice, née Poole, 1914-18, relating
mainly to the war, and to the Russian Revolution
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2722
Extent: 234 leaves
Given by Arthur Calder-Marshall, 1986.
Restrictions on Access: Formerly closed. Opened 1991.
World War, 1914-1918
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
Letters mainly from Edward Louis Gresley-Cox, sergeant in the 1/1 Cheshire Yeomanry, later lieutenant in the Royal Flying
Corps (d.1918), 1914-19, with 3 photographs
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4006
The papers comprise originals and (fols. 2-5, 30-9, 43-4) photocopies of letters formerly with the papers but sold separately.
The letters are written to family members, many addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Luckarift at 1 Vere St., Weaste, Manchester.
Biographical History: Edward Louis Gresley-Cox was the son of Ernest Frank and Amelie Elise de Lecq Gresley-Cox, of I, Vere St., Weaste, Manchester.
He served in the 1/1 Cheshire Yeomanry from 1914 to 1917 as sergeant. The Cheshire Yeomanry were sent to Egypt in March 1916
and formed 4th Dismounted
Brigade with the South Wales Mounted Brigade. He joined the Royal Flying Corps 17th Squadron, 16th Wing
as 2nd lieutenant in 1917. He was killed in a flying accident, aged 26 on 22 Feb. 1918. He was buried in Struma military cemetery.
Information from the Commonwealth War Graves
Commission website (http://www.cwgc.org/).
- (fols. 1-32) Letters written from England, Nov. 1914 - Dec 1915
- (fols. 33-44) Letters written from Egypt where Gresley-Cox was serving with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Apr.-July 1916
- (fol. 39) Letter from Major J.H. Herring, no.17 squadron Royal Flying Corps, 3 Mar. 1918, outlining the circumstances of the death of Gresley-Cox in a flying
accident near Salonica where he was then based
- (fols. 52-4) 3 photographs of Gresley-Cox
- (fol. 52) in his tent, June 1914
- (fol. 53) on horseback in sergeant's uniform, n.d. [1914-15]
- (fol. 54) Full length portrait in sergeant's uniform, 1 Jan. 1916
Purchased via Ebay 18 Jan. 2011
Sponsored by David and Rosemary Wharton, Duke Humfrey's Night, 12 Oct. 2013.
World War, 1914-1918
Letters and papers of Geoffrey Dearmer, 1915-89
Shelfmark: MS Eng. c. 7557
Extent: 143 leaves
Includes letters to Geoffrey Dearmer from
- (fol. 1) Frank Archer, 14 Mar. 1955
- (fols. 2-17) Monica Baldwin, 1950-7, n.d.
- (fols. 18-9) Enid Blyton, 31 May 1953, 13 June 1953
- (fol. 20) Leonard Clark, 17 June 1966
- (fol. 21) Dorothy Collins, 16 Jan. 1963
- (fol. 22) Robin De La Condamine, n.d.
- (fols. 23-34) Mabel Constanduros, 23 Dec. 1956 - 9 Feb n.y. , n.d.
- (fols. 35-6) David Davis, 20 May 1979, 13 Jan. 1990
- (fols. 37-41) Percy Dearmer, 14 Dec. 1915, 3 Aug. 1918
- (fol. 42) R. F. Delderfield, 2 Sept. 1966
- (fols. 43-5) Frederick Wingfield Douglass, 26 Mar. 1923, 17 Dec. 1923 with (fol. 46) envelope
- (fol. 47) Jacob Epstein, 14 Apr. 1954
- (fol. 48) Annie Game, n.d. with (fol. 49) copied newspaper cutting
- (fols. 50-60) Henry Game, 1950-65. In fols. 50-1 and 54 he signs himself 'P. Loon'
- (fols. 61-2) Elizabeth Goudge, 22 Feb. 1975
- (fol. 63) Duncan Grant, 3 Apr. 1960
- (fols. 64-9) Ivon Hitchens, 1 Jan. 1948, 13 Oct. 1956, n.d. Fols. 66-9 are photocopies.
- (fols. 70-88) Laurence Housman, 1915-55. In fols. 71-8, 83 and 85-8 he signs himself 'Uncle Odrik'. Fol.70 is a letter
from Geoffrey Dearmer to Uncle Odrick
- (fols. 89-90) Monica Jenkin, 1 June n.y.
- (fols. 91-109) Lt. Col. Sir John Johnson, 8 Feb. 1989 - 15 June 1989, n.d.
- (fol. 110) Bill Kennett, 5 Nov. 1953
- (fol. 111) John Masefield, 2 Feb. n.y.
- (fols.112-3 ) Ruth Pitter, 23 Oct. 1968, 7 Nov. 1968
- (fols. 114-7) David Rolt, 1982
- (fol. 121) William Kean Seymour, 7 Apr. 1972
- (fols. 118-20) Robert Sherriff, 1928-29, 20 Sept. 1968
- (fol. 122) Rita F. Snowden, 10 July 1967
- (fols. 123-5) Cyril Taylor, 16 Mar. 1978
- (fol. 126) Rebecca West, 17 Sept. 1975
- (fol. 127) letter to Betty from May Jenkin, 16 June 1976
- (fol. 128) letter to Nan Dearmer from Adrian C. Boult, 5 May 1979
Also includes photographs of
- (fols. 129-34) Mabel Constanduros, n.d.
- (fol. 135) Laurence Housman, n.d.
Also includes papers relating to Mabel Constanduros including
Biographical History: Geoffrey Dearmer (1893-1996), writer and radio broadcaster - see Dictionary of National Biography
- (fols. 136-40) copied newspaper cuttings of obituaries, n.d. 
- (fols. 141-2) order of service for her funeral, 8 Mar. 1957
- (fol. 143) transcript of a transmission from Woman's Hour, 8 Mar. 1957
Given to the Bodleian Library in 2009 by Reverend Juliet Woollcombe.
Letters from Arnold Whittaker, district magistrate in India, to Eric Southall, with (fols. 137-70) a
word-processed transcript, 1916, 1924-34
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7064
Extent: 170 leaves
Given by M.A. Southall, 1998.
India--Politics and government--20th century
Letters to Arthur Mann, with copies of some replies,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5236
iv + 145 leaves
Includes letters relating to
- (fols. 1-52) The Yorkshire Post and appeasement, 1937-9
- (fols. 53-75) the management of the newspaper, 1935-9
and (fols. 103-45) correspondence with Anthony Eden, 1938-9.Arrangement: The papers were arranged by Mann's son Peter Wright, and include (fols. i-iv) his description of them.
Given by Peter Wright, 1994.
Related Material: Papers acquired earlier are MSS. Eng. c. 3274-9.
Letters from Robert Graves to Alexander Pugh, n. d. [1920s], concerning T.E. Lawrence
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. b. 39
Extent: 16 leaves
Given by Eileen Pugh, 1987.
Letters to Helen, Lady Morant on the death of her husband Sir Robert, 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4824
- (fols. 116-17) copies of two letters of Sir Robert, 1905, n.d.
- (fols. 118-20) two letters to him, 1911
Many of the correspondents were colleagues of Sir Robert in the Board of Education, the National Health Insurance
Commission or the Ministry of Health.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Given by Mrs. H.M. Bailey (née Morant), 1989.
Letters from T.E. Lawrence to A.E. ('Jock') Chambers, -1935
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2014
Extent: 46 leaves
- (fol. 44) photograph of Lawrence's funeral, 1935
- (fol. 45) photograph of Chambers, n.d.
- (fol. 46) the wrapping paper from a parcel posted by Lawrence to Chambers on the day of his motorcycle accident, 13 May 1935
Purchased, 1976-7 (formerly Dep. c. 282).
Letters to Howard Ferguson from Gerald Finzi,
1927-47, 1955, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6827
Extent: 279 leaves
Ferguson has arranged the letters chronologically and numbered them in red ink. Several have pencil annotations providing
additional information such as a comment on the date or content of letter.
Given by Howard Ferguson, 1996.
Music -- 20th century
Letters to Sir Charles and Lady Price, 1928-72
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. d. 414
Extent: 112 leaves
Letters mainly to Sir Charles, with (fols. 10-56) notes of congratulation on the award of his KCMG in 1950, and (fols. 84-103) letters on his departure
from post of High Commissioner, New Zealand, 1953, including letters from
Biographical History: Sir Charles Roy Price (1893-1976), High Commissioner - see Dictionary of National Biography .
- (fol. 6) Norman Brook, 1948
- (fols. 32, 109) Bernard Freyberg, 1950-62
- (fols. 15, 51) Sir Thomas Lloyd, 1950
- (fols. 60-1, 84, 103, 107) Sir Sidney Holland, 1950-7
- (fol. 74) John Anderson, 1951
- (fol. 82) Ngaio Marsh, 1953
- (fol. 108) Sir Walter Nash, 1959
Given by Lady Price, 1976.
Letters from John Masefield to Leslie
Davey, with a few theatre programmes and cuttings, c.1929-32
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6765
Extent: 29 leaves
The correspondence relates to Davey's participation in rehearsals and performances at Masefield's home in Oxford.Acquisition:
Given by the Estate of Mrs. B.Z.M. Pether, 2000.
Theater -- England
Letters to Patrick and Joyce Knowles, 1931-80, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6769
Extent: i + 304 leaves
Letters mainly to Patrick Knowles with some to his wife Joyce, and some to them jointly, with (fols. 30-2) two letters from T.E. Lawrence, to Henrietta Knowles (Patrick's mother), 1931 and to Patrick Knowles, 1934, including letters from:
Biographical History: Patrick Thomas Knowles (1906-81) known as 'Pat', and his wife Joyce (b 1909) were friends and neighbours of T.E. Lawrence
at Clouds Hill. The Knowles family had been aquainted with T.E. Lawrence since 1923, when he had first leased the cottage
on Clouds Hill; they lived in a
bungalow on the other side of the road. Pat and Joyce were particularly close to Lawrence in the last few
years of his life as he prepared for retirement, and met many of his friends who came to stay at Clouds Hill. After T.E. Lawrence's
death in May 1935, Pat and Joyce
corresponded regularly with members of Lawrence's family and with many of his friends. When Clouds Hill
passed into the ownership of the National Trust in 1938, Pat and Joyce became its official caretakers.
- (fols. 1-29) E.M. Forster, 1935-63, n.d.
- (fols. 30-2) T.E. Lawrence, 1931-4
- (fols. 33-43) Celandine Kennington, 1954-5
- (fols. 44-127) Eric Kennington, c.1935-58, n.d.
- (fols. 128-69) A.W. Lawrence, 1935-80, n.d.
- (fols. 170-4) Barbara Lawrence, c.1936, n.d.
- (fols. 175-259) M.R. Lawrence, 1935-71, n.d.
- (fols. 260-94) Sarah Lawrence, c.1949-57, n.d.
Note: Several letters from this collection have been printed in two publications by Bob Hunt, T.E. Lawrence. A Final and Important Eye-Witness Account by Patrick Knowles (Weymouth, 1992) and The Life and Times of Joyce E. Knowles (Weymouth, 1994).
Acquisition: Bought from John Wilson, 1998, and given by Bodley's American and Canadian Friends.
Letters from Hugh Last, Camden Professor of Ancient History, Oxford, to Professor Plinio Fraccaro, Rector of Pavia University, 1933, 1946-54
Shelfmark: MS. Don. c. 200
Extent: 104 leaves
- (fols. 79-82) a draft letter from Fraccaro about his receiving an honorary degree at Oxford, July 1953
- (fol. 99) a photograph of that occasion
- (fols. 102-3) cutting of the obituary of Last in Gnomon, 1958
Given by Professor Marco Fraccaro, 2002.
Rome -- History
Letters from Edna Brown, née Young, to P.A. Spalding (whom she married in 1938)1935-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5378
Given by Mrs. Joyce Limon, 1992
Correspondence and papers of Ian Murray Dalrymple (1903-89), film producer, 1938-85
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2046
Extent: 180 leaves
- (fols. 1-110) correspondence, 1938-84, arranged alphabetically
- (fols. 111-60) papers, 1938-83
- (fols. 161-80) newspaper cuttings, 1950-85
Given, with some photographs (now Ms. Photogr. c. 11, fols. 129-148) by Ian Murray Dalrymple, 1986
Correspondence and papers, 1938-89, of David Ansell (b. 1911) relating to his involvement in the Peace Movement
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2021
Extent: 384 leaves
- (fols. 6-7) note on air raid precautions, 1938
- (fols. 8-25) monthly newsletters of International Voluntary Service for Peace, West Ham relief schemes, 1942-3
- (fols. 58-83) Nottingham Branch CND, 1957-63, n.d.
- (fols. 84-103) International Forum to end the Arms Race and for World Disarmament, 1975-6
- (fols. 251-339) Oxford Peace Council, 1979-86
Given by David Ansell, 1989.
Letters from Edmund Blunden to John and Marjorie Buxton, 1939-67
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2048
Extent: 39 leaves
With (fol. i) notes by John Buxton, n.d.Acquisition:
Given by John Buxton, 1983, 1985
Letters, 1940-71, to Sir Roger Mynors
(1903-89) mainly relating to the translation and interpretation of classical works, particularly Vergil
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5571
130 leaves.Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Given with MSS. Lat. class. d. 40-1, e. 54-9, by Professor Michael Winterbottom, 1992.
Correspondence of Boris Elkin, 1943-70
Shelfmark: MS. Russian d. 13
Extent: 132 leaves
Correspondence between Elkin, based in London, and prominent Russian emigrés discussing recent and contemporary politics and
history, with particular emphasis on Russia since 1894. Very often, key publications on the subject are discussed, notably
the P.N. Miliukov's
Vospominania (memoirs). A friend and admirer of this statesman and liberal historian, Elkin in his editorial role offers constructive
criticism. He also mentions, although without any detail, the role of Russian freemasonry in the October Revolution and beyond.
The letters briefly touch Jewish issues. The last group of letters represent Elkin’s quest to recover records
of interviews with Aleksander Ivanovich Guchkov (1862-1936).
In Russian Cyrillic, except 3 letters in the last group, which are in English. The groups follow the order of the earliest
dates, in chronological order within each group. Apart from a handful of manuscript letters, these are predominantly typescript
copies. At least three letters
(from B. Elkin to M. Aldanov dated 24 May 1945, from B. Elkin to V. Maklakov dated 17 July 1948 and From
V. Maklakov to B. Elkin dated 30 Mar. 1956) are incomplete. Comprises
Biographical History: Boris Isaakovich Elkin, Russian Jewish lawyer, editor and writer; born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1887 and died in London in 1972.
He studied law at the University of St. Petersburg. He emigrated to Germany in 1919, and subsequently to France and Great
Britain. Whilst practising law, he
developed his interests in history and politics. He was one of the founders of Russian publication in Berlin
Slovo. Together with M.M. Karpovich, he edited P.N. Miliukov’s Vospominania (New York, 1955). With N.E. Andreevich, he prepared for publication
2nd part of the 1st vol. of Ocherki po istorii russkoi kultury by P.N. Miliukov and G.V. Adamovich’s book Vasilii Alekseevich Maklakov: politik, iurist, chelovek (Paris, 1959). Towards the end of his life, he wrote many articles on Russian social life,
modern law and Russian freemasonry. A believer in social evolution rather than revolution, he often criticised
Russian national and international policies.
- (fol. 1-40) 21 letters to and from Boris Elkin and Aleksei Aleksandrovich Goldenweiser (1890-1979), Russian Jewish
lawyer and public figure, 1943-70. A name or names on fol. 1 have been carefully cut from the document.
- (fol. 41-4) 2 letters to Mark Aleksandrovich Aldanov (1886-1957), writer and chemist, 1945
- (fol. 45-74) 15 letters to and from Boris Elkin and Vasilii Alekseevich Maklakov (1881-1956),
ambassador of the Provincial Government to France, 1917-1924, historian, member of the Special Advisory
Committee formed in order to establish Russian Archive in New York, 1945-56; including (fol. 74) excerpt in Elkin's hand of
a letter from V. Maklakov to G. Borskii,
- (fol. 75-83) 5 letters to Ekaterina Dmitrievna Kuskova-Prokopovich (1869-1958), member of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party, wife of S.N.
Prokopovich, Russian economist, Minister of Food in the Provincial Government, 1945-1957
- (fol. 84-116) 14 letters to Lydia Iosifovna Dan, sister of Jules Martov (leader of the Mensheviks) and wife of Fedor Dan (member of the Russian
Social-Democratic Labour Party), 1955-1963
- (fol. 117-132) 10 letters to and from diplomatic officials concerning the whereabouts of Aleksander Ivanovich Guchkov's documents,
Given by Aleksander Elkin (1909-2001), son of Boris and Anna Elkin, 1994.
Related Material: Further Elkin papers are MSS Russian d. 3-12, described in Mary Clapinson and T. D. Rogers, Summary catalogue of post-medieval western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: acquisitions 1916-1975 (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, p.1118, and in more detail by A.B.
Rogachevskii ('Boris El'kin i ego oksfordskii arkhiv', in Evrei v kul'ture Russkogo Zarubezh'ia , ed. by M.A. Parkhomovskii, vol.5 (Jerusalem, 1996), pp. 222-243) and by A.P. Stephanski (Otechestvennye archivy, no. 6, 1994).
Russia--Politics and government--1894-1917
Soviet Union--Politics and government
Letters to Philip Larkin from Bruce and Ann Montgomery, 1943-80, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2762
Extent: 108 leaves
- (fol. 10) a holograph reworking by Larkin of Montgomery's poem, 'Crewe', 
- (fols. 28, 52, 66, 73-4, 84, 91) miscellaneous doodles and notes by Larkin
Several letters are illustrated with cartoons drawn by Montgomery.Acquisition:
Given by the literary executors of the Estate of Philip Larkin, 1991.
Correspondence file of J. S. Watson including letters to and from Charles Elton and other staff of the Bureau of Animal Population, 1945-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7833
Extent: 91 leaves
Collection of letters written and received by J.S. 'Sharon' Watson while carrying out fieldwork in Jerusalem, Cyprus and Sudan
as part of research on rat problems funded by the Colonial Office. In his research in Jerusalem he was joined by J.S. Perry.
Biographical History: James Sharon Watson was a researcher from the Bureau of Animal Population, the University of Oxford. He was heavily involved
in research undertaken by the Bureau on rats during and after the Second World War. He is the author of The Rat Problem in Cyprus; a report of
investigations made in carob growing areas, by J. S. Watson. Col. Research Publication No. 9, 1951. J.S. Perry was also a researcher at the Bureau of Animal Population.
Given to the Bodleian Library in 2002 by Dr John E.C. Flux.
Letters to Valerie Pitt, mainly from Austin Farrer and his wife, Katharine Farrer, relating to her academic work and her personal life, 1945-69
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3532
Extent: 240 leaves
- (fols. 1-152) letters from Austin Farrer, 1945-68, n.d.
- (fols. 153-224) letters from Katharine Farrer, 1951-69, n.d.
- (fols. 225-34) letters from various correspondents, including the Rev. V.A. Demant, 1952-69
- (fols. 235-40) copies of letters from Valerie Pitt to Austin Farrer, 1967
Given by Valerie Pitt through her sister, Mrs. Kirkwood, 1999.
Letters of Sir John Betjeman to Edmund William Gilbert, 1946-71 and n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Don. c. 149
Extent: 99 leaves
With two letters to Barbara Gilbert, 1972, 1974, and a number of Christmas cards sent by Betjeman to the Gilberts.Acquisition:
Given by the Friends of the Bodleian, 1977.
Letters, 1952-3, 1964-75, to Sir Philip Rogers (1914-90)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2194
Extent: 136 leaves
With (fols. 1-3) memorandum relating to the Imperial Conference, 1934.Acquisition:
Given by Lady Rogers, 1990.
Letters and cards from Iris Murdoch to Stella
Aldwinckle, 1954, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2820
Extent: 36 leaves
Bought from James Fergusson, catalogue 'Heytesbury' (1992), item 426.
Letters from Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington and Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington to T.H. Lucas concerning Lucas' collection of memorabilia of 1st Duke of Wellington, 1959-66, 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3457
Extent: 23 leaves
- (fols. 1-20) letters from Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington, 1959-66
- (fols. 21-3) letters from Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, 1972
Given by T. Benton, 2001
Letter from C.S. Lewis to Father George G. Restrepo, 1 Dec. 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7190
Extent: 3 items
Mount: Mounted on a single sheet and laminated
Single sheet autograph letter, signed by Lewis, together with envelope, and a typed transcript made by the recipient(?). The
items were formerly framed for wall-hanging and there is some ink fading due to exposure to light.
Given by Father Restrepo, via Walter Hooper, 2004
Correspondence of Professor Frederick Lawson, 1963-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 375
Extent: iii + 300 leaves
Correspondence of Professor Lawson mainly relating to research for his book, The Oxford Law School, 1850-1965 (Oxford, 1968).
Includes correspondence with
Biographical History: Frederick Henry Lawson (1897-1983), academic lawyer - see Dictionary of National Biography
- (fols. 1-4) Sir Carleton Allen, 1963-5
- (fols. 59-61) Sir George Clark, 1964
Restrictions on Access: Open. Restricted from 1975 to 2000 (MS. Res. c. 283).
Corporate names (NCA Rules)
University of Oxford | Law School
Correspondence and papers of Joseph S. Honan, 1966-81
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5572
- (fols. 1-47) letters relating mainly to the anti-alcoholism campaign in Ireland, 1966-81
- (fols. 48-77) letters replying to invitations to a Westminster Conference on 'The Family in the Eighties', 1979-80
- (fols. 78-82) three printed articles by Honan concerning alcohol, 1980-1, n.d.
Given by J.S. Honan, 1995
Correspondence of John Buxton and Leslie A. Marchand, concerning
Marchand's edition of Byron's letters, 1968-81
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2049
Extent: 58 leaves
At fols. 6-8, 21-2, 26 and 41 are transcripts of Byron letters made by John Buxton.Acquisition:
Given by John Buxton, 1983.
Correspondence of Dr. Sigrid Krämer, 1972-82
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6826
Extent: 301 leaves
- (fols. 1-28) letters to and from Richard Hunt, 1972-5
- (fols. 29-301) letters to and from Neil Ker, 1972-82
Given by Dr. Sigrid Krämer, 2001.
Correspondence of Roger B. Mallion, 1974, 1977-92
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3217
Extent: 48 leaves
Mainly letters to and from Professor G.S. Rushbrooke, concerning the Coulson-Rushbrooke Pairing theorem of 1940. Includes (fols. 1-6)
photocopy of article 'Note on the method of molecular orbitals by C.A. Coulson and G.S. Rushbrooke' (reprinted from the Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. XXXVI, Part II, Apr. 1940)
Given by Roger B. Mallion, 1992.
Letters from Rupert Hart-Davis to Martyn Skinner, 1976-93
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4818
Given by Sir Rupert Hart-Davis, 1994
Letters concerning C.S. Lewis written by American schoolchildren to Macmillan Publishing
Company, New York, 1994-Mar. 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5369
110 leavesArrangement: Arranged alphabetically by name of sender, Adams - Yaeger
Given by Walter Hooper, 1995
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