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Papers of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, with papers of related families

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Comprises: Papers of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon of the second creation; Correspondence and papers of Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon of the second creation, 1738-86; The Barham Papers, 17th-19th cent.; Docket Books of Thomas Kipps, Pursebearer to Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, as Lord Chancellor, 1640-67; Collections of William Shaw of St. John's College, Cambridge, with additions (in MSS. Clar. dep. c. 415-17) by 'H.S.', 18th cent.; Heraldic collections in the hand of 'H.S.' (see c. 420, p. 20), 18th cent.; and Literary pieces, 18th cent.

Dates

  • 1820-70, 17th-19th cent.

Extent

80.55 Linear metres (537 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Use

These papers (of part of which there is a brief description in The Times of Jan. 21, 1950) were deposited in the Bodleian Library in 1949, on condition that no extracts from them shall be printed without the depositer's or his heirs' written consent (readers will be asked to sign a form acknowledging this).

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Clar. dep. c. 544, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Clar. dep. b. 33-38; c. 1-104, c. 125-149, c. 178-226, c. 246-278, c. 327-347, c. 357-426, c. 428-432, c. 441-510, c. 520-562; MSS. Clar. dep. Irish boxes 1-82, Clar. dep. Irish vols. 1-28; MS. Film 34

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7713

Overview

Papers of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, 1820-70, with papers of related families, 17th-19th century.

Biographical / Historical

George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon of the second creation (1800-70) was ambassador at Madrid, 1833-9, Lord Privy Seal, 1839-41, President of the Board of Trade, 1846, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1847-52, Foreign Secretary, 1853-8, 1865-6, 1868-70 and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1864. For full details see Dictionary of National Biography.

Other papers in the Clarendon deposit include letter-books of Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon of the 2nd creation, 1738-86; papers of the Barham family, 1673-1848; docket books of Thomas Kipps, Pursebearer to Edward Hyde, 1st earl of Clarendon, as Lord Chancellor; (E) collections of William Shaw, 1714-46; and Heraldic collections, 18th cent., in the hand of 'H.S'. Biographical details are entered at the head of each section.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited.

Related Materials

Additional Clarendon papers were acquired in 1982 (see MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1034, d. 483; Eng. lett. c. 538, d. 514-19). Correspondence and diaries of Lady Clarendon, together with miscellaneous family papers, were acquired in 1985 (see MSS. Eng. c. 2082-2181, d. 2048-54, e. 2074-2132).

Clarendon American material in the Bodleian and The National Archives is published on microfilm in American material in the Clarendon papers 1853-1870. The private and confidential corrrespondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde [introduction, and 'Index' (list) of the shelfmarks and folios included] (Microform Academic Publishers, Wakefield, n.d.)
Title
Interim catalogue of the papers of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, 1820-70, with papers of related families
Status
Completed
Date
1959, EAD version 2002
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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