Archive of John Lea
Diaries (1878-1893), cash books (1879-1893) and entomological texts (1890-1930) of John Lea, with various writings by Elizabeth Mary Wright.The diaries contain mainly meteorological observations.
- Creation: 1871-1971, n.d.
0.75 Linear metres (5 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12707/1].
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Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12707
Diaries and other papers of John Lea, 1871-1971, n.d.
Biographical / Historical
Very little is know about John Lea (1861-1953), who was the brother of Elizabeth Mary Wright (1863–1958), an English linguist and folklorist. Their father was Rev. Frederic Simcox Lea (1823-1893). John Lea was educated at Rugby school and worked as a a clark in the office of Thomas Charles Baring, a banker and Conservative politician. His personal interests included entomology and meteorology.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Michael Lea and Margaret Caldicott (née Lea), 23 March 2016.
- Cataloguye of the archive of John Lea, 1871-1971, n.d.
- Emma Atkinson and Margaret Czepiel
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