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Archive of H. H. Vaughan


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Papers of H.H. Vaughan, including:

  1. Correspondence, 1833-1916
  2. Lectures as Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, 1849-1854
  3. Fragments and drafts of lectures and papers relating to attendance at Vaughan's lectures, 1850-7, n.d.
  4. Miscellaneous papers relating to university affairs and concerning Vaughan's resignation from the professorship, 1835-1857
  5. Drafts and fair copies of an unfinished philosophical work, 1870-1878
  6. Collections for Vaughan's New readings and renderings of Shakespeare's tragedies (3 vols., London, 1878-1886)
  7. Papers of and concerning Sir John Vaughan, 1799-1841
  8. Exercise book containing copies of letters and papers of C.R. Prinsep, concerning property in Singapore and Tasmania, 1858-1859
  9. Exercise book containing part of William Stubbs's inaugural lecture as Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, 1867


  • Creation: 1799-1916


3.50 Linear metres (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 227, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 227-228, c. 364-373, d. 999, e. 970; Eng. hist. c. 1027, d. 458-478, d. 481, e. 339-340; Eng. lett. c. 457, d. 434-445, e. 153-156; Top. Oxon. c. 663, d. 716-717, e. 526

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9206


Archive of H.H. Vaughan

Biographical / Historical

Henry Halford Vaughan (1811-1885) was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, 1848-58. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

MS. Eng. misc. c. 372, 364-371, and 373 were donated to the Library by Mrs. Elizabeth Vaughan in 1957. The rest of the collection was donated by Dame Janet Vaughan in 1973.

Related Materials

See also Lectures by H.H. Vaughan, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. d. 165-178).


  • The papers were extensively used in E.G.W. Bill, University reform in nineteenth-century Oxford (Oxford, 1973)
Catalogue of the archive of H.H. Vaughan
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