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Papers of John George Haggard


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  1. Papers concerning consular service in Kenya, Zanzibar, Madagascar, Brest, Trieste, Malaga and New Caledonia, 1883-1908
  2. Correspondence, including typed transcripts, 1881-1907
  3. Horoscopes and solicitors' bills for marriage settlement, 1883-1904
  4. Passports, [c1880-1910?]
  5. Letters from Agnes Marion Haggard, his wife, 1885-1888
  6. Journals of Ella Doveton, his sister-in-law, 1837-1866
  7. Correspondence with Andrew Charles Parker Haggard, his brother, on service with the Egyptian Army in the Sudan, 1882-1917
  8. Letters, Alfred Thacker, servant to Andrew Charles Parker Haggard, 1884, 1943
  9. Letters, Maximilian Richard Western, 1882, 1883
  10. Printed and manuscript ephemera, including notes on the family of William Meybohm Rider Haggard (1817-1893) and Ella Haggard (née Doveton) (1892-1976)


  • Creation: 1837-1917


2 boxes

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 465].

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MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 465

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 2161

Biographical / Historical

John George Haggard (1850-1908) served from 1883 to 1908 as British Vice-Consul in Lamu (Kenya) and also in the British consulates in Zanzibar, Madagascar, Brest (France), Trieste (Italy), Noumea (New Caledonia) and Malaga (Spain). He was married to Agnes Marion Barber.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 584 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by J.V.A. Haggard, John George Haggard's grandson, c19th August 1982.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm copies of the papers (excepting letters from Agnes Marion Haggard, c.1886-1888, the diaries of Ella Doveton, 1837-1866, and letters from Maximilian Western in Rangoon, Burma, nd.) are held by the National Archives of Kenya and the National Museums of Kenya.

Related Materials

The naval papers of Lieutenant John George Haggard are held by the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom