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Papers of Henry Handley Norris


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The collection consists of correspondence to and from Norris, some of which relates to the church in India; notes by Norris, mainly for sermons; and a copy of the journal of William Ward, describing the work of Baptist missionaries among British troops in India, 1807-1817.


  • 1795-1864


7 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. b. 38].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. b. 38, c. 789-791; Eng. misc. b. 439, c. 942, d. 1367

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13271

Biographical / Historical

Henry Handley Norris (1771-1850) was Rector of St. John of Jerusalem, Hackney and a theologian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Charles Higham (SPCK bookshop) in 1978.
Papers of Henry Handley Norris
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom