Manuscripts of George Edward Comerford Casey, including 'Town & Gown, a reminiscence of by-gone days at Oxford' and manuscript verse
- Manuscript copy of 'Town & Gown: a reminiscence of by-gone days at Oxford', c.1900. Recalls one of the 'Town & Gown' rows of the 1860s whilst Casey was at Oxford. Annotated by one of Casey's children, with newspaper cutting dated 22 Jan 1955. One section cut out and missing.
- Newspaper cutting of letter 'to the Editor of The Echo' enclosing 'ode to the Supreme Being' by Derzhazin, n.d.
- Manuscript poem, 'Truth', by 'C.C.' [George Edward Comerford Casey], Jun 1872. Annotated 'This poem was written by my Father & sent to my Mother. O.B.C. Casey'.
- Manuscript poem, 'Sea Gulls on Lake Leman', by 'C.C.' [George Edward Comerford Casey], n.d.
- Manuscript copy of verse on the chiff-chaff from 'My Tower in Desmond' by [Sidney Royse] Lysaght [post 1925].
- Manuscript copy verse 'Badbury Rings', unattributed, n.d.
- Manuscript 'prose-poem', 'Apollo & Pan' by 'C.C.' [George Edward Comerford Casey], n.d.
- Creation: 1872-1955
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 17180].
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 17180
Manuscripts of George Edward Comerford Casey, including 'Town & Gown, a reminiscence of by-gone days at Oxford' and manuscript verse, 1872-1955.
Biographical / Historical
Rev. George Edward Comerford Casey was born in 1846, the eldest son of George Casey, Gent., and his wife Mercy Bourcicault Casey, of Wavertree, Lancashire. In his reminiscences, he describes himself as 'from the south of Ireland'. He matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1865 and received his MA in 1873. Between 1874 and 1879, he was Assistant Master in the High School, Nottingham. He was elected a Fellow of the Geographical Society in 1878 and of the Linnean Society in 1879. His most prominent work was Riviera Nature Notes, which was published in 1898; his other published works were in theology and philology.
George Comerford Casey married Ellen Georgina Alvina Bertram in 1874 and they had three children: Olive Bourcicault (1875), Alvina Bertram (known as Bertie) (1877) and Edward (1880). He died in Dorset in 1912.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by the Bodleian Library with the support of the Friends of the Bodleian from Blackwell Rare Books, 2019.
- Catalogue of manuscripts of George Edward Comerford Casey, including 'Town & Gown, a reminiscence of by-gone days at Oxford' and manuscript verse
- Finding aid prepared by Rachael Marsay
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- Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest