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Wharton Manuscripts


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Collections for a history of the family of Wharton, compiled by Edward Ross Wharton. The papers fall into two series: 'Collections', i.e. copies or abstracts of records of all kinds (with references to the record and notes), and 'History', i.e. annals, not a connected history in literary form.


  • 1890-1896


15 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English and Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Wharton 1].
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MSS. Wharton 1-15

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13466

Biographical / Historical

Edward Ross Wharton (1844-96), Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, was a philologer and genealogist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 32765-79.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited in the Library by Mrs Wharton, 1897-1898, and after her death were presented by her executors in 1899.

Related Materials

See also the Collections by E.R. Wharton for a History of the Wharton Family, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Wharton 16-18).


Edward Ross Wharton, The Whartons of Wharton Hall (London, 1898).
Wharton Manuscripts
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom