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Archive of the Acland Family


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The Acland papers consist mainly of the correspondence of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland. There are also groups of papers of his daughter Sarah Angelina, of his wife Sarah, of two of his sons, Sir William A. Dyke Acland, and Henry Dyke Acland, and of his brother-in-law William C. Cotton.


  • Creation: 1820-1926


23.21 Linear metres (211 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English


Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Acland c. 1, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Acland c. 1-3, d. 1-201, e. 1-6, Rolls 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12676


Archive of the Acland family, 1820-1926.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, 1st Bart. (1815-1900) was Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford 1858-1894. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 37300-510.

A fuller description and detailed index are available in the Library and at the National Register of Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by H. D. and Sarah A. Acland, 1926-1927

Related Materials

See also Additional papers of Henry Wentworth Acland and his daughter, Sarah Angelina Acland (MSS. Eng. e. 3398-9).

Catalogue of the archive of the Acland family
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Kelly Burchmore
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom