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A collection made by Sir Hugh Walpole of manuscripts and letters of writers and artists of the late 19th and early 20th cent., with some papers relating to them. Many of the letters are addressed to John Lane, and many of the papers have headings in the hand of A.J.A. Symons. The collection consists of:
  1. Papers of Lord Alfred Douglas, 1910-38
  2. Papers of Richard Le Gallienne, 1893-1914
  3. Papers of Stephen Phillips, 1898-1916
  4. Papers of F.W. Rolfe 'Baron Corvo', 1881-1958
  5. Papers of A.W. Symons, 1891-1927
  6. Papers of William Watson, 1893-1919
  7. Miscellaneous, 1892-1941


  • 19th-20th cent.


65 shelfmarks

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Walpole a. 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Walpole a. 1-3, b. 1-7, c. 1-24, d. 1-19, e. 1-9, f. 1-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7596

Biographical / Historical

Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was a novelist and man of letters. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Walpole in 1941.
Collections of Sir Hugh Walpole
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom