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Manuscripts and Papers of E.A. Reade


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Manuscripts and papers of E.A. Reade, with letters of W.W. Reade, consisting of:

  1. Autobiography of E.A. Reade to 1828
  2. Diary, 1825-1829
  3. Volume containing a diary, 1828-1831, summaries of events, 1831-1856, and an autobiography, 1828
  4. 'The early history of Ipsden, Co. Oxon. and its neighbourhood', with four maps
  5. An account, written after 1864, of the parishes of North Stoke, Ipsden and Newnham Murren, with a proposal for the reorganization of pastoral duties
  6. Volume containing 'The antiquities of Wallingford' by Richard Skirmer, c. 1720, copied and annotated by E.A. Reade, and 'An enquiry into the history of Wallingford before and during the Roman occupation', with three maps, 1864
  7. Letters from W.W. Reade to Rosina Bulwer-Lytton, Lady Lytton, 1860-1863


  • Creation: 19th century


0.45 Linear metres (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 260, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. d. 260-264; Eng. lett. e. 7; Top. Berks. d. 28; Top. Oxon. d. 342-343

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13375


Manuscripts and Papers of E.A. Reade

Biographical / Historical

Edward Anderdon Reade (1807-1886) was a Bengal civil servant and historian. His nephew was William Winwood Reade (1838-1875), traveller and novelist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1938.

Physical Facet

Bound in half red calf, marbled boards, except for MS. Top. Oxon. d. 343.

Manuscripts and Papers of E.A. Reade
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom