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Archive of the Woodforde Family


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Papers of the Woodforde family, consisting of:

  1. Papers of Samuel Woodford, 1662-1695, including his diary, 1663-1665
  2. Papers of Robert Woodforde, 1697-1791, including interleaved and annotated volumes of a printed Bible and The book of common prayer (London, 1683); and a notebook containing a catalogue of books, with prices, in Robert Woodforde's hand and copies by Anna Maria Woodforde of letters from her to members of her family, 1780-1791
  3. Papers of James Woodforde, 1758-1826, including diaries, 1758-1802; and sermons, 1764-1826
  4. Papers of Anna Maria Woodforde, 1800-1830, including accounts, 1807-1819; collections of verse; and an inventory of her goods, 1830
  5. Miscellaneous papers of the Woodforde family, 1733-19th century


  • Creation: 17th-19th century


1.98 Linear metres (36 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 76, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 76, d. 600, e. 333, e. 465-470, e. 555, f. 101-173, f. 381-382, f. 396; Eng. poet. e. 98; Eng. th. c. 67-68, d. 45-47, e. 55, e. 65-100, e. 153; Lat. liturg. d. 39

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8972, 17227


Archive of the Woodforde Family

Biographical / Historical

The Woodforde family includes Samuel Woodford (1636-1700), Canon of Winchester, poet and divine; Robert Woodforde (1675-1762); James Woodforde (1740-1803), clergyman and diarist; and Anna Maria Woodforde (1757-1830). Details for Samuel and James are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were acquired by the Library, 1950-1963.


  • Extensive selections from the diary of James Woodforde were printed in The diary of a country parson, ed. James Beresford (5 vols., London, 1924-31), and Woodforde at Oxford 1759-1776, ed. W.N. Hargreaves-Mawdsley (Oxford Historical Society, n.s. 21, Oxford, 1969).
Catalogue of the archive of the Woodforde Family
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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