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Archive of J. Lawrence Hammond


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Archive of J. Lawrence Hammond and of his wife Barbara, consisting of:

Correspondence, including:

  1. Letters from Hammond to his wife, 1915-1929
  2. Letters to Hammond from his wife, 1901, 1912-1936
  3. Letters to Lawrence and Barbara Hammond, with some drafts of their replies, 1895-1948

Diaries, including:

  1. Diaries of Barbara Hammond, containing brief entries and household accounts, 1902-1952
  2. Pocket diaries of Lawrence Hammond, containing notes of appointments only, 1900-1949

Miscellaneous papers, including articles and reviews, notebooks, working papers, newspaper cuttings, and personal papers


  • Creation: 1805-1961


9.85 Linear metres (95 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Hammond 1-166

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10854


Archive of John Lawrence Le Breton Hammond (1872-1949).

Biographical / Historical

John Lawrence Le Breton Hammond (1872-1949) was a journalist and historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. His wife, Lucy Barbara Hammond (1873-1961), was a historian. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library, 1962-1963.

Related Materials

See also Additional papers of John Lawrence Le Breton Hammond and Lucy Barbara Hammond (MSS. Eng. c. 5785-5788, e. 3005; Photogr. b. 14, c. 76, d. 14), also at the Bodleian Library.

Catalogue of the archive of J. Lawrence Hammond
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
EAD version 2019
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom