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Archive of Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane and Family


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Papers of Du Cane and his family, including:

  1. Family correspondence, 1838-1903
  2. Papers concerning Du Cane's education and early career, 1837-1903
  3. Miscellaneous papers of the Du Cane family, 1812, 1887-1910
  4. Pocket book of geometry exercises, 1844-1846
  5. Official correspondence and papers of Du Cane as chairman of the board of directors of convict prisons and chairman of the prison commissioners, 1869-1895


  • Creation: 1837-1910


0.92 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. hist. c. 647, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 647-650; Eng. lett. c. 313, d. 334-335; Eng. misc. b. 113-114, g. 78

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12912


Archive of Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane and Family

Biographical / Historical

Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane (1830-1903), Major General, was a prison reformer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40036-45.

A fuller description and detailed index are available in the Library and at the National Register of Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1973.

Related Materials

See also Papers of Sir Edmund F. Du Cane, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 956-958, d. 961).

Catalogue of the archive of Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane and Family
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom