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Personal papers, notes, ephemera, objects, 1821-1868, n.d.

MS. 16644/192
Held in our offsite storage facility

  • Request
  1. Two condoms made of animal intestine, with the wallet they were kept in, which also contained a scrap of newspaper [dated to Nov 1821 by the death notice for Benjamin James William Goode], and a sketch of a woman 'Josephine', Nov 1821, n.d. [two additional condoms found in this wallet have been separated and can be found in Library Objects at JL 1012]
  2. Ephemera and lists from Villiers family theatre productions, 1833, 1844-1845, 1861
  3. Invoice of books purchased in Paris, Feb 1833
  4. Report of the post-mortem of the 4th Earl's brother Edward Ernest Villiers, 11 Nov 1843
  5. Notes, cards (including photographs of the Duomo in Milan), a colour map of Switzerland, 1848, n.d.
  6. Scrapbook of invitations kept as mementoes, 1857
  7. Circular (with a sample of fabric) about the dress of Princess Alexandra when she arrived in England, 1863
  8. Printed ceremonial for the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra, 1863
  9. A coin medal and a curl of hair with associated envelope, Aug ?1868
  10. A small number of notes and papers of Lady Clarendon, including prayers, an address book, and a recipe for orange biscuits, c. 1860, n.d.
  11. George Villiers' visiting or business cards with his coat of arms/crest; card listing the postal delivery times at The Grove, n.d.
  12. Inventory of the books on a shelf; list of the contents of a charity stall; list of ?Italian books, n.d.
  13. A child's manuscript (school?) account of 'The History of the Battles of Ligny, Quatrebras and Waterloo'; manuscript riddles; French vocabulary list, n.d.
  14. Manuscript essay on education endorsed 'appear [?] in Ld C's folio book', n.d. [19th century]
  15. "Mr Ramsay's Advice and method for study" (in French), n.d. [probably from the era of the 4th Earl]
  16. Manuscript advice on studying, n.d.


  • 1821-1868, n.d.


1 box (3 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 16644/192

Separated Materials

Two additional condoms are now in Library Objects (JL 1012).

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom