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Pattison Papers


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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


  • 1815-1883


77 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English, Latin, and German

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Pattison 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Pattison 1-64, 66-78

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13514

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. 35604-81.

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 was returned to Lincoln College in 1945.

Related Materials

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

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom