Archive of Katharine Villiers, Countess of Clarendon, with letters of Lord Clarendon, and miscellaneous family papers
Diaries, correspondence and papers of Katharine Villiers, Countess of Clarendon, letters of Lord Clarendon, and miscellaneous family papers. A note on this collection appeared in the Bodleian Library Record, XI (1982-1985), 394-395. This collection was listed with the assistance of Rosamund Ions and Sally Mason.
18.26 Linear metres (166 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 2074].
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MSS. Eng. c. 2082-2181, d. 2048-2054, e. 2074-2132
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12418
Correspondence, diaries and papers of Lady Katharine Clarendon, with some correspondence of her husband, George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, and some miscellaneous family papers, 1815-1892.
Biographical / Historical
Katharine Villiers, Countess of Clarendon (1810-1874), was the daughter of James Walter Grimston, 1st Earl of Verulam and Lady Charlotte Jenkinson. 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought from Miss Irene Stirling, 1984.
- Catalogue of the archive of Katharine Villiers, Countess of Clarendon, with letters of Lord Clarendon, and miscellaneous family papers, 1815-1892
- Finding aid prepared by 2002
- Language of description
- Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation