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Archive of Samuel Parr


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Letters and family papers of Samuel Parr, consisting of:

  1. Letters to Parr from members of the Whig party, 1780-1821
  2. Miscellaneous letters to Parr, 1784-1823
  3. Papers of Parr's father, Samuel Parr, mainly letters
  4. Family papers, 1707-1823
  5. Letters and papers, 1761-1832
  6. Diary for 1771 of Francis Parr (d. 1771), Parr's cousin
  7. Volume containing notes by Parr's father on his patients, later used by Parr for arithmetic exercises
  8. Recipe book of Caroline Lynes, early 19th century
  9. Copy of Walter Savage Landor, Gebir (London, 1798) with Landor's annotations


  • Creation: 1707-1832


0.68 Linear metres (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 396, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 396-398, d. 589-591, e. 548-550, f. 379

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9823


Archive of Samuel Parr

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Parr (1747-1825) was a pedagogue. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1962.

Catalogue of the archive of Samuel Parr
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