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Beddoes and Edgeworth family papers


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Comprises: papers of Dr Thomas Beddoes, including lectures, notes, correspondence and family papers; papers relating to Maria Edgeworth and Thomas Lovell Beddoes; family trees; and photographs.


  • Creation: late 17th century-1942


3.21 Linear metres (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Dep. c. 134/1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. c. 134/1-137; Dep. c. 972/1-973

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8326, 15151


Papers relating to the Beddoes and Edgeworth family.

Biographical / Historical

Dr Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808) was a physician and writer. Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849) was a poet and physiologist. Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was a novelist and children's writer. Details are given in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited by Mrs V.J.B. Goschen in 1955. Additional papers were deposited by her daughter Tana Fletcher in 2001.

Related Materials

See also the papers of Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), and the Edgeworth family, 17th-19th century (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 696-747, d. 529-532; Eng. misc. a. 30, b. 432, c. 894-905, d. 1299-1307, e. 1459-1477, f. 859-862, g. 356; Eng. poet. c. 83, d. 255, e. 187-190; Facs. c. 98-99; Photogr. c. 6, g. 2-4), and the albums of the Edgeworth and Fox families (MSS. Eng. c. 6068-6070, d. 2915).

Beddoes and Edgeworth family papers
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2021 by Catherine McIlwaine. Updated and revised 2022 by Rachael Marsay.
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Second edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom