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Archive of the Morton, Dorville and Gorham Families


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Papers of the Morton, Dorville and Gorham families, including journals and diaries, correspondence, accounts, catalogues of books, notebooks, and wills and settlements, including:

  1. Journal by Joseph Morton of voyages to Holland, 1789, and Denmark, 1791
  2. Catalogues of the libraries of J.P. D'Orville, late 18th cent., and George and Elizabeth Dorville, early 19th cent.
  3. Diary of Anne Dorville, 1825-1837
  4. Diaries of Mrs H.S. Gorham (Clara Dorville Morton), 1886-1907


  • Creation: 18th-20th century


2.66 Linear metres (46 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 303, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 303-10, c. 729, d. 350-352, e. 363-367, e. 398, e. 1197-1199, f. 651, g. 18-58, g. 231; Eng. hist. e. 213; Eng. lett. d. 142, e. 195; Eng. th. d. 40, d. 42; Top. gen. c. 113

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17248, 8057, 8080


Archive of the Morton, Dorville and Gorham Families

Biographical / Historical

Morton, Dorville and Gorham families.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1953 and 1955.

Catalogue of the archive of the Morton, Dorville and Gorham Families
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