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Archive of Bertram Dobell


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Correspondence, diaries and literary papers of Dobell, including literary papers relating to the poet James Thomson (1834-1882).


  • Creation: c. 1820-1914


8.11 Linear metres (162 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Dobell a. 1, c. 1-60, d. 1-18, e. 1-71, f. 1-28, g. 1-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12902


Correspondence, diaries and literary papers of Bertram Dobell.

Biographical / Historical

Bertram Dobell (1842-1914) was a bookseller and man of letters. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, with a collection of printed books and MS. Ch. London and Middlesex 588, from Rosemary Dobell, 1972

Related Materials

Bodleian Library also holds a collection of papers by and about Thomson: see James Thomson Papers, (MSS. Don. c. 73, d. 104-110, e. 36-50, f. 8-24, g. 1-7). See also the Research papers of Henry Salt on James Thomson, 1886-1906, (MSS. Eng. c. 2383-2384).

Catalogue of the archive of Bertram Dobell
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom