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Diaries of James Austin Roberts, Congregationalist minister, and diaries of members of his family


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Diaries of James Austin Roberts, 1828-41, 1848-62 (with gaps), with diaries of Sarah Gilby Roberts, wife of J.A. Roberts, 1837-40, 1857-8, and Samuel Roberts (brother of J.A. Roberts), farmer, near Fairford, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1842-5. Some volumes include a few memoranda and accounts. Bound in limp calf or (e. 1004, e. 1006-1007, e. 1009) marbled or plain wrappers.


  • Creation: 1828-1862


1.8 Linear metres (18 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. f. 596, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Eng. misc. e. 996-1009, f. 596-599

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CMD ID 12524


Diaries of James Austin Roberts (1795-1872), a Congregational minister, along with diaries of members of his family.

Biographical / Historical

James Austin Roberts (1795-1872) was a Congregational minister, in Wiltshire, 1828-32, in New York, 1832, and at New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1832-62.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diaries were bought from Henry Bristow in 1979, cat. 255 (1979), 58.

Related Materials

Correspondence of the Rev. James Austin Roberts, his Wife, and Son, is MSS. Eng. lett. c. 546-7.

Diaries of James Austin Roberts (1795-1872), Congregationalist minister and diaries of members of his family, 1828-1862
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