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Archive of Hastings Rashdall


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Letters and papers of Hastings Rashdall, including:

  1. Letters to Rashdall's mother, 1869-1879, 1907
  2. Letters to Rashdall from H. Montagu Butler, 1875-1917
  3. Diary kept by Rashdall at Harrow school, 1874
  4. Letters to Rashdall, with copies of some replies, 1871-1878, 1882-1924
  5. Drafts of lectures on medieval universities
  6. Papers and some correspondence about ecclesiastical and theological matters, 1891-1922
  7. Miscellaneous papers
  8. Letters and papers about Rashdall's life collected by his widow, Constance Rashdall, 1924-1953


  • Creation: 1869-1953


2.19 Linear metres (27 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. GB 0161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 342, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. c. 342-351, d. 353-362, e. 134-135; Eng. misc. a. 16, c. 588-590, e. 361

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8019, 13819


Archive of Hastings Rashdall

Biographical / Historical

Hastings Rashdall (1858-1924) was Dean of Carlisle and a historian. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Hastings Rashdall's widow in 1953.

Related Materials

Further correspondence is in New College, Oxford.

Catalogue of the archive of Hastings Rashdall
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