Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse
Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, consisting of:
- 'The dead past', 1943
- 'Decadence Mandchoue', 1942-1943
- Final typescript version of 'The dead past', 1943
- Final typescript version of 'Decadence Mandchoue', 1943
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1223].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1223-1226
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12486
Biographical / Historical
Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse (1873-1944) was a historian and sinologist. 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. 45669-72.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The memoirs were bequeathed to the Library by Reinhard Hoeppli in 1973.
Existence and Location of Copies
For conservation reasons, microfilms are to be consulted in place of the original papers.
- The collection was used in H.R. Trevor-Roper, Hermit of Peking, the hidden life of Sir Edmund Backhouse (London, 1979).
- Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description