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Heber Family Papers


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Papers of the Heber family, mainly correspondence of Reginald Heber and of his sons, Richard and Reginald. The collection also includes:

  1. Notes and verse by Reginald Heber
  2. Correspondence, 1793-1832, verse, 1768-1775, and a journal, 1786, of Mary, second wife of Reginald Heber
  3. Lists and catalogues of books, and bibliographical notes made by Richard Heber
  4. School exercise books of Richard Heber
  5. Thirteen diaries, 1786-1790-1798, 1800, 1804, 1829, and a journal, 1796, of Richard Heber
  6. Antiquarian and genealogical notes by T.C. Heber


  • Creation: c. 1760-1834


3.63 Linear metres (57 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 202, fols. 1-2].

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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.

Related Materials

Deeds relating to family property are separately catalogued in the Library as MSS. Ch. Leics. 120, Norf. 851, Salop 157-160, Yorks. 846-848.

See also Heber (Yriarte) Spanish Manuscripts (MSS. Add. A. 136-157, C. 126-129) and Heber Manuscripts (MSS. Add. A. 25, A. 172, C. 142-143; Auct. T. v. 19, Auct. V. 2 infra 2 16-20; Malone 30; Top. gen. e. 47; Top. Oxon. c. 26-27).

Heber Family Papers
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