Notebooks and diaries of R.W.Church
Notebooks containing diary entries, brief details of books read, quotations from various works and notes on various subjects.
1.2 Linear metres (8 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
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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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
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