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Papers of S.R. Gardiner


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Copies and abstracts of documents, made by Gardiner, used in the compilation of his History of England for the years 1603-1650 and 1621-1647 (published 1869-1889). The documents are chiefly copies of despatches and letters.


  • Creation: 1865-1885


3.96 Linear metres (36 Boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. d. 4, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. d. 4-15, e. 59-84

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12968


Copies and abstracts of documents, made by S.R. Gardiner.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1829-1902) was a historian. 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. 32019-32030, 32033-53208.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Library by S.R. Gardiner, March 1896.

Papers of S.R. Gardiner
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Repository Details

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