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Papers of Mark Pattison, consisting of:

  1. Diaries, 1831-1879
  2. Accounts, 1841-1867
  3. Correspondence, 1830-1883
  4. Miscellaneous papers

Other correspondents whose letters have been entered in the index to the Summary Catalogue:

  1. Appleton, Chas. Edw., ed. Academy
  2. Arnold, rev. Thos. Kerchever
  3. Brodrick, hon. Geo. Chas., warden of Merton coll.
  4. Chapman, John, ed. Westminster Review
  5. Christie, Richd. Copley
  6. Clerk-Maxwell, prof. James
  7. Cook, John Douglas, ed. Saturday Review
  8. Cope, Chas. West, R.A.
  9. Davies, James, headmaster of Ludlow
  10. Elwin, rev. Whitwell, ed. Quarterly Review
  11. Estcourt, Edgar, canon of St. Chad's, Birmingham
  12. Fowler, Thos., pres. of C.C.C., Oxford
  13. Fraser, James, bp. of Manchester
  14. Fremantle, Wm. Hen., dean of Ripon
  15. Goldsmid, Anna Maria
  16. Grainger, Richard, architect
  17. Greenhill, Wm. Alexander, M.D.
  18. Hackman, rev. Alfred
  19. Haddan, rev. Arthur West
  20. Hannah, archd. John, headmaster of Glenalmond
  21. Harwood, Philip, ed. Saturday Review
  22. Hawkins, Edw., provost of Oriel coll., Oxford
  23. Hart, rev. dr. Fenton J. A.
  24. Jelf, rev. Wm. Edw.
  25. Johnson, Manuel, Radcliffe observer
  26. Kay, rev. Wm., principal of Bishop's coll., Calcutta
  27. Kay-Shuttleworth, sir James Phillips
  28. Kaye, John, bp. of Lincoln
  29. Lancaster, Henry Hill
  30. Latham, Peter Mere, M.D.
  31. Legge, prof. James
  32. Longley, Chas. Thos., archbp. of Canterbury
  33. Maitland, John Gorham
  34. Michell, Richd., principal of Hertford coll., Oxford
  35. Monro, David Binning, provost of Oriel coll., Oxford
  36. Morris, John Brande
  37. Ornsby, prof. Robert
  38. Pearson, Chas. Hen.
  39. Perry, archd. George Gresley
  40. Reeve, Henry, ed. Edinburgh Review
  41. Rolleston, prof. George
  42. Sandars, Thos. Collett
  43. Sayce, prof. Archibald Hen.
  44. Scott, rev. Wm., ed. Christian Remembrancer
  45. Seager, prof. Chas.
  46. Sewell, J. E., warden of New coll., Oxford
  47. Smith, R. Bosworth
  48. Smith, sir William Solly, Thomas
  49. Spottiswoode, Wm., publisher
  50. Stebbing, rev. dr. Hen., ed. Athenaum
  51. Thorpe, archd. Chas.
  52. Valpy, rev. Francis E. J.
  53. Ward, Adolphus Wm., master of Peter-house, Cambridge
  54. Wellesley, Hen., principal of New Inn Hall, Oxford
  55. Williams, rev. George
  56. Wilson, rev. Hen. Bristow
  57. Wise, John Richd.


  • Creation: 1815-1883


7.04 Linear metres (64 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • German

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Pattison 1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Pattison 1-64, 66-78

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13514


Pattison Papers

Biographical / Historical

Mark Pattison (1813-1884) was Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, and a biographer. 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. 35604-35681.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

On 13 June 1884, seven weeks before his death, Rev. Mark Pattison presented to the Library a chest of papers upon condition that it should not be opened before 1910. The box was opened on 19 March 1912.

MS. Pattison 65 (35668- Betting book of Lincoln college senior common-room, 1809-42) was returned to Lincoln College in 1945.

Related Materials

See also Papers of Mark Pattison, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Pattison 7*, 79-144).

Pattison Papers
Collection level description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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