Manuscripts Collected by Sir Charles Harding Firth
Manuscripts collected by Sir Charles Harding Firth, with some working papers. The collection includes poetry, ballads, lectures, notebooks of extracts, and letters.
- 17th-20th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Firth b. 3].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Firth b. 3-5, c. 14-20, d. 4-15, e. 3-7, g. 1
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13883, 13884
Biographical / Historical
Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936) was a 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. II, nos. 46873-900.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was given to the Library by Sir Charles, 1916-30, and his widow, 1936, except for MS. Firth d. 10, which was given to the Library in 1937.
- Manuscripts Collected by Sir Charles Harding Firth
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