Diaries of the White Family of Selborne
Diaries kept by members of the White family, consisting of:
- Diaries of Henry White at Fyfield, 1785, 1788
- Diaries of Charles Henry White and Sampson White at Fyfield, 1790-1802
- Diaries of Sampson White at Maidford, 1800-1823
- Diary of Francis Henry White, 1804
- Diary of Sampson Henry White, 1826
The diaries include detailed weather reports, with accounts of work and events in parish, farm, garden and household.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 33].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. b. 33-37, c. 154-157, c. 198, d. 230, d. 241, f. 65
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13470
Biographical / Historical
The White family of Selborne includes Henry White (1733-1788), Rector of Fyfield and naturalist; Charles Henry White (d. 1859), second son of Henry White; Sampson White (d. 1826) eldest son of Henry White; Francis Henry White (d. 1864), fourth son of Henry White; and Sampson Henry White (d. 1871), son of Sampson White.
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. 42111-32.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The diaries were bequeathed to the Library by G.J.Dew in 1931.
- Diaries of the White Family of Selborne
- Emily Tarrant
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