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Autobiography of Cuthbert Shields

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Autobiography of Cuthbert Shields, written in five notebooks in the form of letters, 1884-6, to F.A. Clarke, Fellow of Corpus and Edwin Palmer, Archdeacon of Oxford, to explain the conduct which led to his confinement in an asylum in Fulham in 1878 and prolonged travel abroad. The discursive account of his own life is interspersed with reflections on biblical, historical and political subjects.

Dates

  • 1883-6

Extent

5 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. e. 185].
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MSS. Don. e. 185-9

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10488

Biographical / Historical

Cuthbert James Shields (1840-1908), formerly Robert Laing, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was a historian.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The autobiography was bought, with two printed items relating to Shields (monumental inscription and 'In memoriam' reprinted from the Oxford Magazine, MS. Eng. c. 5739, fols. 62-4) from Maggs Bros. Ltd., and given by the Friends of the Bodleian, 1996.
Title
Autobiography of Cuthbert Shields
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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