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Papers of T.W. Thompson


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Papers of T.W. Thompson relating to gipsies, consisting of:
  1. Papers relating to European gipsies, including French gipsies, c. 1911-1937
  2. Papers relating to gipsy language, including a dictionary, 1874, n.d.
  3. Papers concerning gipsy folk tales, c. 1910-1943
  4. Genealogical papers, including pedigrees of gipsy families, c. 1909-1950
  5. Printed items concerning gipsies, 19th-20th cent.
  6. Thirteen boxes of lantern slides, mainly of gipsies and gipsy life


  • 19th-20th cent.


81 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 342].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 342, c. 762-770, d. 1184-1191, e. 1281-1292, f. 721-758, g. 261-273

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13916

Biographical / Historical

Thomas William Thompson (d. 1968) was a folklorist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by T.W. Thompson in 1968.
Papers of T.W. Thompson
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom