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Richardson Papers


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Papers relating to the Richardson family, to Abingdon and to Blewbury. The collection appears to have been formed by William H. Richardson.


  • Creation: 19th-20th century


1.71 Linear metres (18 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 10, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 10, c. 46-47; Top. Berks. b. 7, c. 17-23, e. 9-15

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13418


Richardson Papers

Biographical / Historical

William Henry Richardson (1836-1909) was a schoolmaster and antiquary.

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. 35161-35178.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Library by W.W. Richardson, of Kensington, London, in 1910.

Related Materials

See also Collections of W.H. Richardson, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. b. 24-25, d. 98).

MS. Top. Berks. c. 24 (printed papers and cuttings relating to Blewbury) contains some manuscript letters and notes.

Richardson Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom