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Archive of Thomas Woolner


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Papers of Thomas Woolner and of his wife and daughter, consisting of:

  1. Letters to Woolner, 1851-1892
  2. Manuscript of 'Pygmalion' by Woolner, published, London, 1881
  3. Manuscript of 'Silenus' by Woolner, published, London, 1884
  4. Manuscript of 'Nelly Dale' by Woolner, with corrected page proofs of 'Children', both published, London, 1887
  5. Notebook containing a story 'The sermon', in Woolner's hand, n.d.
  6. Miscellaneous letters and papers, 1817-1915, including letters to Mrs Woolner and Miss Amy Woolner, 1893-1915


  • Creation: 1817-1915


0.35 Linear metres (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 684, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. d. 684, e. 648; Eng. lett. d. 292-293; Eng. poet. e. 124-126

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13497


Archive of Thomas Woolner

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Woolner (1825-1892) was a sculptor and poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1970 by C. G. Woolner.

Catalogue of the archive of Thomas Woolner
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom