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The Abinger Papers

Correspondence and papers of the Godwin and Shelley families, chiefly William Godwin (1756-1836), philosopher and author; with the correspondence and papers of his family, including his wife, the novelist and essayist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97); daughter, the author Mary Shelley (1797-1851); her husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822); and Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley's son Sir Percy Florence Shelley (1819-89), and his wife, Jane, Lady Shelley (d. 1899)
Extents: 206 shelfmarks
Dates: 1780-1937
Collection

Archive of Hermione Lee

Working correspondence and papers of British academic and biographer Hermione Lee.
Extents: 41.0 Linear meters (271 boxes)
Dates: 1889-2017, n.d.
Collection

Archive of Hugh Ottaway

A collection of Hugh Ottaway's writings on music, including biographies of composers, 1933-1979, n.d.
Extents: 5.5 Linear metres (39 physical shelfmarks)
Dates: 1933-1979, n.d.
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Archive of John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn

Papers of John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn (1838-1923), statesman and man of letters.
Extents: 12.0 Linear metres (110 physical shelfmarks)
Dates: 1829-1923
Collection

Archive of Percy Noble

Five volumes of letters and autographs, with biographical notes and portraits, collected by Percy Noble, mainly 19th and 20th century, with an index.
Extents: 0.54 Linear metres (6 boxes)
Dates: 19th-20th century
Collection

Archive of the Smyly family

Papers of the Smyly family, particularly H. Jocelyn Smyly (1882-1970), doctor and missionary, his wife Eileen Smyly, née Bell (1894-1987), doctor and missionary, and their sons William Smyly (1922-2018), journalist and teacher, and David Smyly (1923-1990), doctor and missionary.
Extents: 8.68 Linear metres (59 shelfmarks)
Dates: c. 1856-2015
Single Item

Biographical notes on Harriet Garland Acworth, née Müller, and her husband, William Acworth, 1988

Biographical notes on Harriet Garland Acworth, née Müller, and her husband, William Acworth, 1988.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 943, fols. 24-29
Extents: 6.0 Leaves
Dates: 1988
Collection

Biographies and Family Trees by W. H. Lewis

Biographies and Family Trees by W. H. Lewis
Extents: 0.60 Linear metres (12 boxes)
Dates: 1947-1949
Single Item

Biography of James Bevan

Typewritten biography of Bevan, written by his grandson, Gerald Halden, c1995.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2270
Extents: 1 folder
Dates: c1995
Collection

Braun Family Archive

Correspondence and papers of the Braun Family, including papers of Thomas Braun (1935-2008), classicist and Fellow and Dean of Merton College, and family history research material.
Extents: 37.0 Linear metres (221 physical shelfmarks)
Dates: 1685-2016
Single Item

Correspondence of Leonard Heaney

Typescript transcription of letters written by Heaney from Tanganyika to his parents in England, compiled under the title Letters and Notes from Tanganyika 1929-1943.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2271
Extents: 141 pages
Dates: 1929-1943
Collection

Five foolscap notebooks containing Theresa Whistler's notes for her biography of Walter de la Mare, Imagination of the Heart (London, 1993)

Five foolscap notebooks of Theresa Whistler, children's author and biographer of Walter de la Mare. The notebooks contain notes for her biography of de la Mare, Imagination of the Heart (London, 1993).
Extents: 0.5 Linear metres (5 shelfmarks)
Dates: n.d. [c. 1993]
Collection

History of the Rhodes Family by Hilda Thornhill

Manuscript entitled: "Concerning Cecil John Rhodes and his kinsfolk of olden time and some familiar places" by Hilda Thornhill, a history of the Rhodes family and of the life of Cecil John Rhodes. Included are photographs (some of which are reproductions) of Rhodes, Bishop's Stortford, the Groote Schuur estate and the Rhodes Memorial.
Extents: 2 boxes
Dates: [ca. 1936]
Single Item

Ian Hamilton, J. D. Salinger: A Writing Life

Ian Hamilton, J. D. Salinger: A Writing Life
Shelfmark: MS. Facs. c. 131
Extents: 358 Leaves
Dates: [1980s], n.d.
Single Item

Letters from R.G. Collingwood

Letters from R.G. Collingwood, 1920-1940.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols. 1-41
Extents: 41 Leaves
Dates: 1920-1940
Single Item

Memoir of Teddy (Z.E.) and Dorothy Kingdon

Posted in Tanganyika, 1930-1956, typescript memoir by Teddy and Dorothy Kingdon, with photocopies of drawings.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2255
Extents: 1 folder
Dates: [c1980-2000]
Single Item

Memoirs of Wilfred J. Plumbe

Typescript memoirs, c1985, entitled African Morning: Adventures in Nigeria & Sudan.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2275
Extents: 249 pp.
Dates: c1985
Collection

Memoirs of Yvonne Fox

The Years Between, a typescript memoir dealing with her family, social and religious life, and with her later work as a teacher training college lecturer, covering the period 1945-1960; Bawku, carbon copy of a typescript memoir relating to period in the Gold Coast from 1939.
Extents: 2 Volumes
Dates: [c1939-1960]
Single Item

Notes made by Ann Thwaite while compiling My Oxford

Notes made by Ann Thwaite while compiling My Oxford
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7556, fols. 116-124
Extents: 9 Leaves
Dates: 1976-1977
Single Item

Paper on Gladstone at the Colonial Office, 1846

Paper entitled Gladstone at the Colonial Office, 1846, by Professor Alan Shaw of Monash University, presented at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies Australian Studies Centre, 1986.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 543
Extents: 16 ff.
Dates: 1986

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20th century 54
Biography 24
19th century 10
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration 5
Literature 5
21st century 2
Diaries 2
Genealogy 2
Great Britain 2
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- Biography 2
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Nigeria -- Administration 2
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Officials and employees -- Biography 2
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century 2
Great Britain. Colonial Office -- Biography 2
Malaysia -- History -- 20th century 2
Photographs 2
Playwriting -- Drama 2
Religious biography 2
Tanzania -- Description and travel 2
Zimbabwe -- History -- 1890-1965 2
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16th century 1
18th century 1
Academic writing 1
Aden -- History -- 20th century 1
Africa, East -- Biography -- 20th century 1
Africa, Southern -- Biography 1
Agriculturalists -- Tanganyika -- Biography 1
Agriculture -- Kenya 1
Arabian Peninsular -- Biography -- 20th century 1
Australia -- History -- 1788-1900 1
Authors 1
Autobiographies -- Zambia 1
Barbados -- History -- 20th century 1
Berlin (Germany) -- Intellectual life 1
Biography -- 18th century 1
Biography -- 19th century 1
Botanists -- Africa, East -- Biography 1
Brunei -- History -- 20th century 1
Canada -- History -- 1763-1867 1
China 1
Civil service -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Biography 1
Civil service -- Tanganyika -- Colonies 1
Colonial administrators -- Malawi -- Biography 1
Colonial administrators' wives -- Great Britain -- Biography 1
Colonial administrators' wives -- Solomon Islands -- Biography 1
Composers -- Correspondence 1
Composers -- England -- Biography 1
Composers -- Germany -- Biography 1
Correspondence 1
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- South Africa -- Johannesburg 1
Editors -- 20th century 1
Education -- Nigeria -- History 1
Egypt -- Biography -- 20th century 1
England -- Television and Film -- 20th century 1
English literature 1
English speeches 1
European Commission 1
Explorers -- Africa, Southern -- Biography 1
Feminism 1
Fiction 1
Foresters -- Malaysia -- Biography 1
Georgia -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Biography 1
Georgia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Biography 1
Germany -- Emigration and immigration -- History 1
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 1
Germany -- History -- 19th Century 1
Germany -- History -- 20th century 1
Ghana -- History -- 20th century 1
Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- Biography 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Australia 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Canada 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Cyprus -- Administration 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Emigration and immigration 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Ghana -- Administration 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Kenya -- Administration 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Malawi -- Administration 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Solomon Islands -- Administration 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Tanzania -- Administration 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Tanzania -- Administration -- Biography 1
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Zambia -- Administration 1
Great Britain -- Emigration and Immigration 1
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 20th century 1
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century 1
Great Britain. Colonial Office -- History 1
Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Biography 1
Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Far East Air Force -- History 1
Great Britain.Customs and Excise -- Officials and employees -- Biography 1
Hampshire (England) 1
Historians -- 20th century 1
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany 1
Hong Kong (China) -- History -- 20th century 1
Hong Kong | China 1
India -- History -- 20th century 1
India -- Politics and government -- 1857-1919 1
India, North -- Biography -- 20th century 1
Ireland 1
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 19th century 1
Italy -- Biography 1
Jews -- Germany -- Berlin -- History 1
Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1800-1933 1
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Indexed names
Rhodes | Cecil John | 1853-1902 | imperialist and benefactor 2
Thwaite | Ann Barbara | 1932 | née Harrop | biographer 2
Acworth | Harriet Garland | d 1846 | Wife of William Acworth 1
Acworth | William | 1803-1899 | Evangelical clergyman 1
Ainley | J M | b 1925 | Agricultural Officer 1
Alexander | Boyd | 1913-1980 | writer 1
Bantock | J.R. Granville | fl 1920-1939 | colonial police officer 1
Barnard | Basil Henry F. | fl 1901-1948 | forester 1
Barnard | H. John | fl 1901-1948 | colonial police officer 1
Barnes | N. F. | fl. 1973 1
Beckford | William Thomas | 1760-1844 | writer and art collector 1
Beer | Esmond Samuel | de | 1895-1990 | historical scholar and editor 1
Bevan | James | 1828-1917 | entrepreneur explorer 1
Bevan | Mike | fl 1940-1945 1
Bishop | Elizabeth | b 1763 | nee Wollstonecraft 1
Blakiston | J. M. G | fl. 1975 1
Bowen | Elizabeth Dorothea Cole | 1899-1973 | afterwards Cameron | novelist 1
Braun | Helene Margarete Hedwig Hildburg | 1910-2004 | née Weber 1
Braun | Konrad Ernst Leonard | 1896-1969 | lawyer and judge, Quaker scholar 1
Braun | Thomas Felix Rudolf Gerhard | 1935-2008 | classicist and Dean of Merton College, Oxford 1
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Bullock | John Frederick Watkinson | 1840-1918 | Author 1
Butler | Stephen Seymour | 1880-1964 | Major-General 1
Cather | Willa | 1873-1947 | novelist and short-story writer 1
Clark Kerr | Archibald John Kerr | 1882-1951 | Baron Inverchapel | British diplomat 1
Collingwood | Robin George | 1889-1943 | philosopher and historian 1
Davis | Henry William Carless | 1874-1928 | historian 1
Dickens | Charles John Huffam | 1812-1870 | Novelist and Journalist 1
Dictionary of National Biography | Oxford 1
Douie | James Mccrone | 1854-1933 | Sir | Knight and Colonial Administrator 1
Eckert | Robert Paul | d. 1966 | biographer 1
European Commission x Commission Européenne 1
Ferris | John William | 1920-1992 | airman and colonial administrator 1
Fitzgerald | Penelope Knox | 1916-2000 | Novelist 1
Forrest | Jack W. | b 1908 | colonial education officer 1
Fox | Yvonne | fl 1939-1960 | wife of S.A. Fox, colonial administrator 1
Frost | Ada S | fl 1902 1
Gladstone | William Ewart | 1809-1898 | Statesman 1
Godwin | Mary Jane | 1768-1841 | formerly Clairmont | nee de Vial | translator and bookseller 1
Godwin | William | 1756-1836 | philosopher and novelist 1
Godwin | family 1
Gray | A F | b 1925 | Meteorological Officer 1
Great Britain and Northern Ireland | HM Treasury 1
Great Britain and Northern Ireland | Home Office 1
Great Britain and Northern Ireland | Liberal Democrats 1
Great Britain and Northern Ireland | Ministry of Aviation | 1964-1965 1
Great Britain and Northern Ireland | Social Democratic Party | 1981-1988 1
Great Britain and Northern Ireland | Social and Liberal Democrats | 1988-1989 1
Gwinnett | Button | [1735]-1777 | President of Georgia signatory of the American Declaration of Independence 1
Halden | Gerald | fl c1995 | biographer? 1
Hamilton | Ian | 1938-2001 | critic, biographer and poet 1
Heaney | Leonard M. | b 1906 | colonial officer 1
Herbert | Sir | Thomas | 1606-1682 | first baronet | traveller and government official 1
Jenkins | Arthur | 1882-1946 | politician 1
Jenkins | Dame | Mary Jennifer | née Morris | 1921-2017 | public servant 1
Jenkins | Roy Harris | Baron Jenkins of Hillhead | 1920-2003 | politician 1
Jennings | Elizabeth | 1926-2001 | poet 1
Johnson | Jane | 1798-1884 | nee Cleveland | x Williams | x Hogg 1
Kelly | W.F.P. | b 1912 | colonial administrator 1
Kingdon | Dorothy | fl 1930-1956 1
Kingdon | Teddy (Z.E.) | fl 1902-1956 | colonial administrator 1
Labour Party 1
Lee | Dame | Hermione | 1948- | writer, academic and journalist 1
Lewis | Warren Hamilton | 1895-1973 1
Mann | R N | fl 1954-1958 | schoolteacher 1
Marquand | Mary | fl 1946-1950 | wife of colonial officer 1
Marquand | W.J. | fl 1946-1950 | colonial officer 1
Meteorological Office 1
Morley Family 1
Morley | John | 1838-1923 | Viscount Morley of Blackburn | statesman and man of letters 1
Mott | Agnes | fl. 1934-1940 1
Noble | Percy | d 1937 1
O,Brien | Charles Richard Mackey | 1859-1935 | Sir | Knight Lieutenant Colonel Colonial Governor 1
Ottaway | Hugh | 1925-1979 | writer on music 1
Oxford University | Balliol College 1
Oxford University | Merton College 1
Plumbe | Wilfred John | fl 1952-c1995 | librarian 1
Priestley | William Overend | 1829-1900 | Sir | Knight and Physician 1
Raleigh | Sir | Walter | 1861-1922 | Knight | Literary scholar and historian 1
Rhodes | family | 1758-1975 | of Hildersham Hall 1
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force 1
Rubbra | Charles Edmund Duncan | 1901-1986 | pianist and composer 1
Russell | Frank Thomas | fl 1930-1973 | schoolmaster and colonial statistician 1
Salinger | Jerome David | 1919-2010 | author 1
Shelley | Jane | d 1899 | nee Gibson | 1st wife of 3rd Baronet | x St. John 1
Shelley | Mary Wollstonecraft | 1797-1851 | née Godwin | writer 1
Shelley | Percy Bysshe | 1792-1822 | poet 1
Shelley | Sir | Percy Florence | 1819-1889 | 3rd Baronet 1
Shelley | family 1
Shrimpton | G. E. | fl. 1958 | Solicitor 1
Simpson | Robert Wilfred Levick | 1921-1997 | composer 1
Smith | R.E.N. | b 1922 | colonial officer 1
Smyly | David Paul | 1923-1990 | doctor and missionary 1
Smyly | Eileen May | 1894-1987 | doctor and missionary 1
Smyly | Henry Jocelyn | 1880-1970 | doctor and missionary 1
Smyly | William Josiah | 1922-2018 | journalist and teacher 1
Smyly | family 1
Stanley Civilian Internment Camp 1
Strachan | Michael Francis | 1919-2001 | historian and businessman 1
Sweeney | Patrick Brian | b 1914 | Customs and Excise official, colonial administration 1
Thomas | Philip Edward | 1878-1917 | Poet and Prose Writer 1
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Language
Chinese 1
Czech 1
French 2
German 1
Greek, Ancient (to 1453) 1
Hebrew 1
Latin 1
Polish 1