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Archive of Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers


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Papers of Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers, including:

  1. Letters to Chambers, 1882-1949
  2. Letters from W.W. Greg, 1910, 1920-1946
  3. Letters to and from Kenneth Sisam of the Clarendon Press, 1929-1947
  4. Lectures, essays, and drafts of unpublished novels and short stories by Chambers, 1888-1901, n.d.
  5. Personal papers, 1884-1949
  6. Press cuttings of reviews by Chambers, 1892-1936
  7. Two exercise books containing lists by Chambers, 1948, of his published books, articles and verse


  • Creation: 1882-1950


1.87 Linear metres (17 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 717, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 717-719, d. 1097, e. 1129-1131, f. 637-638; Autogr. e. 10-11; Eng. lett. c. 483-486, d. 471-473

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17431


Archive of Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers

Biographical / Historical

Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers (1866-1954) was an English scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Chambers's executors in 1955 and his niece in 1960.

Related Materials

See also Papers of Papers of E.K. Chambers, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Don. c. 14-16).

Catalogue of the archive of Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers
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
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom