Papers of Richard Congreve
Papers and correspondence of Richard Congreve, with some correspondence of his wife. Many of the papers are copies by Mrs Mary Congreve for an intended biography.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. a. 10].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. a. 10, c. 343-350, d. 481-492, e. 453-6, g. 60-61; Eng. lett. c. 181-187, d. 172, e. 49-71; French e.27
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 8783
Biographical / Historical
Richard Congreve (1818-1899) was a positivist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41939-97.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to Wadham College, Oxford, after the British Museum had made a selection, and were given by the college to the Library in 1957.
- Papers of Richard Congreve
- Emily Tarrant
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