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The Monk Bretton Papers

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The collection consists of the papers of the three generations of the Dodson family; Sir John Dodson, John George Dodson and John William Dodson. Including personal papers and papers relating to their various positions. Sir John Dodson boxes 1-35; John George Dodson boxes 36-80; John William Dodson boxes 81-115.

Dates

  • 1568-1932 (predominantly 1807-1930)

Extent

11.5 Linear metres (115 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English and Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. Dep. Monk Bretton 1]
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Dep. Monk Bretton 1-115

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12432

Overview

Personal papers of three generations of the Dodson family; Sir John Dodson, John George Dodson and John William Dodson, 1568-1930 (predominantly 1807-1930).

Biographical / Historical

Sir John Dodson (1780-1858), advocate of the College of Doctors of Laws, commissory to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, member of Parliament for Rye (1819-23), advocate to the Admiralty court (1829) and advocate-general (1834), master of the faculties (1841), vicar-general to the lord primate (1849) and judge of the prerogative court of Canterbury (1852-7) and dean of the court of arches (1852-8)

John George Dodson, 1st Baron Monk Bretton (1825-1897), Liberal M.P. for East Sussex (1857-74), for Chester (1874-80) and for Scarborough (1880-4), chairman of committees and deputy speaker of the House of Commons (1865-72), financial secretary to the Treasury (1873-4), chairman of the committee on public accounts (1874-6), president of the Local Government Board (1880-2), Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1882-4), raised to the peerage (1884), a Liberal Unionist (1886), first chairman of the East Sussex County Council (1889-92)

John William Dodson, 2nd Baron Monk Bretton (1869-1933), attaché in the diplomatic service (1894-7), assistant private secretary to the secretary of state for foreign affairs (1898-1900), private secretary to the secretary of state for the colonies (1900-3), alderman on the London County Council (1912-14) and chairman (1929-30)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in the Bodleian Library, 1960.
Title
Monk Bretton Papers
Status
Completed
Date
1963, EAD version 2017
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom