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Material relating to the death of Napoleon Bonaparte on St. Helena, comprising five pencil sketches of Bonaparte and Longwood House by Capt. Guy Rotton, 1821, with an explanatory note by Hearl, and Translation du cerceuil de 'Empereur Napoléon à bord de la frégate La Belle-Poule... by Durand-Brager (Paris, Gide, 1844), with a photocopy of the text.


  • Creation: 1821, 1844


2 boxes

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Atlan. t. 1].

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MSS. Atlan. t. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 2312

Biographical / Historical

Trevor W. Hearl (fl 1966-1992), writer, is one of the main authorities on St. Helena and has amassed a collection of biographical data for the island. He has also been involved with the St. Helena Link, an organisation offering support for local education and welfare. He has published A 17th century surgeon at St. Helena. Francis Moore, 1674-1682 (Cheltenham, T. Hearl, 1991), worked as joint editor on The laws and constitution for the island of St. Helena, 1682 (Cheltenham, T.W. Hearl for the St. Helena Link, 1991), and written William Barnes, 1801-1886. The schoolmaster...A study in education in the life and work of the Dorset poet (Dorchester, Longmans, 1966).

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 640 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited at the library by Trevor Hearl in May 1992, and subsequently bequeathed in 2007.

Papers of Trevor Hearl
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom