Archive of James Thomson
A collection of papers by and about Thomson, including holograph works, diaries, correspondence and miscellaneous papers.
2.26 Linear metres (44 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. c. 73, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Don. c. 73, d. 104-110, e. 36-50, f. 8-24, g. 1-7
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 7959
Archive of James Thomson, 1852-1900
Biographical / Historical
James Thomson (1834-1882) was a poet and pessimist. Details 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. 38864-911.
The collection was made mainly by Bertram Dobell, and includes material from the collection made by John William Barrs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought from P. J. Dobell and given by Friends of the Bodleian, 1952
- Catalogue of the archive of James Thomson, 1852-1900
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
- EAD version 2019
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- Script of description