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Notebooks and diaries of R.W.Church


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Notebooks containing diary entries, brief details of books read, quotations from various works and notes on various subjects.


  • Creation: 1832-1884


1.2 Linear metres (8 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. e. 1210, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1209-1216, Eng. c. 7021, fols. 1-49

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12858


Notebooks and diaries, 1832-84, of R.W. Church, Dean of St. Paul's mainly compiled when he was Rector of Whatley, Somerset.

Biographical / Historical

Richard William Church (1815-90) was born in Lisbon, the eldest son of John Dearman Church, a merchant. He was brought up in Italy until his family moved to England when he was 13. He was educated at Redland school near Bristol and then at Wadham College, Oxford. After graduating in 1836, he became a Fellow of Oriel College and was involved in the Oxford Movement. In 1852 he resigned his fellowship to get married and accepted the living of Whatley parish, Somerset. In 1871 he accepted the deanery of St. Paul's, where he remained until his death. See Dictionary of National Biography


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Col. Humphrey Paget, 1977, and reserved from use until 1990.

Catalogue of notebooks of R.W. Church
Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
May 2002
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom