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Archive of H.W. Nevinson


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Papers of H.W. Nevinson, consisting of:

  1. Diaries, 1893-1941
  2. Notebook containing extracts from printed works and notes on lectures relating to English literature, 1889-90
  3. Notebook containing verse by Nevinson, begun in 1891
  4. Literary papers, 1940-1941, including a typescript draft of 'Thomas Hardy', published, London, 1941, and manuscript and typescript verse
  5. Personal papers, 1860-1935, including ten photographs, 1860-1935, and papers concerning presentations to Nevinson, 1918, 1933, 1935, with his passport, 1934
  6. Press cuttings, 1892-1942
  7. Papers relating to a memorial meeting to pay tribute to Nevinson, December 1941


  • Creation: 1860-1942


2.37 Linear metres (45 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 496, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 496-497, d. 663, e. 610-628

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13666


Archive of H.W. Nevinson

Biographical / Historical

Henry Woodd Nevinson (1856-1941) was an essayist, philanthropist and journalist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by Nevinson's niece, Joan Sharp, in 1969.

Catalogue of the archive of H.W. Nevinson
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