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Archive of Katharine Villiers, Countess of Clarendon, with letters of Lord Clarendon, and miscellaneous family papers


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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.


  • Creation: 1815-1892


18.26 Linear metres (166 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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.

Related Materials

For complementary collections see descriptions of the Clarendon papers deposited in 1949 (MSS. Clar. dep.), and Villiers and Lister papers acquired in 1982 (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1034, d. 483; Eng. lett. c. 538, d. 514-519).

Catalogue of the archive of Katharine Villiers, Countess of Clarendon, with letters of Lord Clarendon, and miscellaneous family papers, 1815-1892
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Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom