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Harcourt estate and family papers, late 12th cent.-1967


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The papers comprise:

  1. Early family papers, 1429-1598
  2. Papers of Robert Harcourt, 1604-53
  3. Papers of Sir Simon Harcourt, 1634-42
  4. Papers of Sir Philip Harcourt and his first wife Anne and second wife Elizabeth, 1642-1712
  5. Papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, and his first wife Rebecca and second wife Elizabeth, 1544-1747
  6. Papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt and his wife Rebecca Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 1730-82
  7. Papers of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and his wife Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 1763-1831
  8. Papers of William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, and his wife Mary Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 1791-1830
  9. Papers of Edward Harcourt (formerly Venables-Vernon), Archbishop of York, and his son George Granville Harcourt, 1782-1852
  10. Papers of William Vernon Harcourt and his wife Matilda Mary, 1813-71
  11. Letters and papers of Edward William Harcourt, 1843-91
  12. Papers of Aubrey Harcourt and Sir William Harcourt, 1859-99
  13. Papers of Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, 1890-1923
  14. Deeds and estates papers, late 12th cent.-1928
  15. Manorial papers, 1318-1825
  16. Estate and household accounts and vouchers, 1615-1967, n.d.
  17. Estates correspondence and diaries, 1871-1937
  18. Maps, plans and surveys, 1735-c.1900, n.d.
  19. Visitor's books, 1815-1942
  20. Papers of other families, 1587-18th cent.


  • Creation: late 12th cent.-1967


97.35 Linear metres (885 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. D.D. Harcourt c. 1, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. D.D. Harcourt a. 1-10; b. 1-97; c. 1-579; d. 1-115, 117-127; e. 1-53; f. 1-13

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13143


Papers relating to the estates of the Harcourt family of Stanton Harcourt and Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, late 12th cent.-1967, with other family papers.

Biographical / Historical

Harcourt family of Stanton Harcourt and Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in 1972; allocated to the Bodleian under the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme, 6 March 2008.

The shelfmark D.D. Harcourt ('Deposited Deeds') has been retained to distinguish this collection from other groups of Harcourt papers, though the papers are no longer on deposit having been transferred to Library ownership in 2008.


Catalogue of the Harcourt estate and family papers, late 12th cent.-1967
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom