Heber Family Papers
Papers of the Heber family, mainly correspondence of Reginald Heber and of his sons, Richard and Reginald. The collection also includes:
- Notes and verse by Reginald Heber
- Correspondence, 1793-1832, verse, 1768-1775, and a journal, 1786, of Mary, second wife of Reginald Heber
- Lists and catalogues of books, and bibliographical notes made by Richard Heber
- School exercise books of Richard Heber
- Thirteen diaries, 1786-1790-1798, 1800, 1804, 1829, and a journal, 1796, of Richard Heber
- Antiquarian and genealogical notes by T.C. Heber
- Creation: c. 1760-1834
3.63 Linear metres (57 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 202, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. lett. c. 202-209, d. 197-215; Eng. misc. b. 78, c. 406-408, d. 619-620, e. 568-577, f. 392-394, g. 62-74; Eng. poet. c. 56, e. 110-111, f. 28; French e. 28; Lat. misc. e. 106-107; Lat. th. e. 45; Top. gen. e. 84, f. 36
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 10460
Heber Family Papers
Biographical / Historical
The Heber family included Reginald Heber (1728-1804), fellow and tutor of Brasenose College, Oxford, and his sons Richard (1773-1833), MP, book collector and classical scholar, and Reginald (1783-1826), Bishop of Calcutta. Details of the two sons 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. 41106-74.
A detailed catalogue is available in the Library (X.Cat. 11/Heber) and at the National Register of Archives.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library in 1964.
- Heber Family Papers
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
- EAD version 2019
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