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Manuscripts of Robert Collier, 2nd Baron Monkswell


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The manuscripts comprise:

  1. anecdotes of public figures by Robert, 2nd Baron Monkswell, c. 1900, some related by his father, including several concerning W.E. Gladstone, Thomas Huxley, A.P. Primrose, Frederic Baron Leighton, Edward VII when Prince of Wales, Oliver Wendell Holmes, junior, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Many relate to Monkswell's time as Lord-in-Waiting to the Queen, 1892-1895;
  2. accounts by Lord Monkswell of conversations with John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley, on 25 May, 21 July 1901 and 9 Feb. 1902, in a notebook originally used for brief notes on legal cases, 1871;
  3. a narrative of political events from June 1855 to July 1867 written on loose sheets by Lord Monkswell, as an account of the inconsistencies of Disraeli in opposition and in office.


  • Creation: [c. 1855-c.1900]


0.30 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Dep. d. 837].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. d. 837-839

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10353


Manuscripts of Robert Collier, 2nd Baron Monkswell, Lord-in-Waiting and politician

Biographical / Historical

Robert Collier (1845-1909), 2nd Baron Monkswell, was a Lord-in-Waiting and politician. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in the Library by W.O. Collier in 1995.

Manuscripts of Robert Collier, 2nd Baron Monkswell
Collection Level Description by Susan Thomas; EAD version 2021 by Simon Mackley.
EAD version 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom