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Woodforde Family Papers

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Papers of the Woodforde family, consisting of:
  1. Papers of Samuel Woodford, 1662-1695, including his diary, 1663-1665
  2. Papers of Robert Woodforde, 1697-1791, including interleaved and annotated volumes of a printed Bible and The book of common prayer (London, 1683); and a notebook containing a catalogue of books, with prices, in Robert Woodforde's hand and copies by Anna Maria Woodforde of letters from her to members of her family, 1780-1791
  3. Papers of James Woodforde, 1758-1826, including diaries, 1758-1802; and sermons, 1764-1826
  4. Papers of Anna Maria Woodforde, 1800-1830, including accounts, 1807-1819; collections of verse; and an inventory of her goods, 1830
  5. Miscellaneous papers of the Woodforde family, 1733-19th century

Dates

  • 17th-19th century

Extent

131 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English, Latin, and Greek

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 76].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 76, d. 600, e. 333, e. 465-470, e. 555, f. 101-173, f. 381-382, f. 396; Eng. poet. e. 98; Eng. th. c. 67-68, d. 45-47, e. 55, e. 65-100, e. 153; Lat. liturg. d. 39

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8972

Biographical / Historical

The Woodforde family includes Samuel Woodford (1636-1700), Canon of Winchester, poet and divine; Robert Woodforde (1675-1762); James Woodforde (1740-1803), clergyman and diarist; and Anna Maria Woodforde (1757-1830). Details for Samuel and James are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were acquired by the Library, 1950-1963.

Bibliography

  • Extensive selections from the diary of James Woodforde were printed in The diary of a country parson, ed. James Beresford (5 vols., London, 1924-31), and Woodforde at Oxford 1759-1776, ed. W.N. Hargreaves-Mawdsley (Oxford Historical Society, n.s. 21, Oxford, 1969).
Title
Woodforde Family Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom