Papers of John Howard
Papers of John Howard and his family, including:
- Correspondence, 1782-1789
- Notebooks, 1769-1789, containing notes relating to Howard's travels in Italy, France and Holland, 1769-1770, visits to prisons and hospitals in Europe, 1786-1787, and devotional pieces, 1788-1789
- Papers relating to Howard's estate, 1723-1799, and papers of his executors, 1787-1900
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 69].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. b. 69, c. 332-333, e. 399-402
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 8465
Biographical / Historical
John Howard (? 1726-90), was a philanthropist and prison reformer. 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. 42393-9.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library, 1954-1955.
- Papers of John Howard
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description