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Archive of Sir Henry Miers


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Papers of Sir Henry Miers, consisting of:

  1. Diary of a visit to Sweden and Russia, 1892
  2. Diary of a visit to Russia, 1899
  3. Diary of a visit to South Africa, 1903
  4. Diaries, 1926-1942
  5. Letters and papers, 1876-1950, including letters to and from Miers, 1877-1897; obituaries, 1942-1943; letters about Miers, 1943-1950; and 'The alchemist', a paper read by Miers to the Eton College Literary and Scientific Club, c.1876
  6. Letters and papers, 1895-1941, including autobiographical notes, 1938-1941


  • Creation: 1876-1950


0.31 Linear metres (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 539, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 539, d. 661, f. 415-417, g. 79-96

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13574


Archive of Sir Henry Miers

Biographical / Historical

Sir Henry Alexander Miers (1858-1942) was a mineralogist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1969 and 1973.

Catalogue of the archive of Sir Henry Miers
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