Papers of J.E.C. Bodley
Letters and papers of J.E.C. Bodley and of his family, consisting of:
- Diaries of Bodley, 1874-1888
- Commonplace book of Bodley, 1921-1924
- Notes and newspapers cuttings on the church in France
- Two volumes of letters of Bodley, 1877-1925
- Letters to Bodley in French, 1879-1913
- Miscellaneous correspondence of Bodley, 1883-1908
- Miscellaneous correspondence, including letters from Bodley to his mother, 1884-1889, and letters to Bodley, 1914-1918
- Typescript biographical account of Bodley, entitled 'For remembrance', compiled by his widow for their sons, with photographs
- Typescript biographical account in ten volumes of Bodley's sons, Miles (1921-1944) and John (1922-1944), entitled 'The gift of youth', compiled by their mother; with photographs and letters
Language of Materials
English and French
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 356].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. c. 356, d. 357-366, d. 498-508, e. 459-462; Eng. lett. c. 188, d. 173-174, e. 72; French d. 29
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 8162
Biographical / Historical
John Edward Courtenay Bodley (1853-1925) was a barrister and historian. 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. 43793-823.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library by Bodley's widow in 1953, 1955 and 1956.
- Papers of J.E.C. Bodley
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description