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Papers of Richard Congreve


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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.


  • 1841-1902


59 shelfmarks

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Preferred Citation

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.

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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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom