Correspondence of Alfred Beesley
About 346 letters addressed to Alfred Beesley, relating to his History of Banbury, in four volumes, with a list of correspondents' names at the commencement of each.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 108].
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MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 108-111
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 11736
Biographical / Historical
Alfred Beesley (1800-1847) 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. 35748-51.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The letters were bought from G.A. Poynder, Reading bookseller, in 1912.
- Correspondence of Alfred Beesley
- Emily Tarrant
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