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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
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Account of the life of Sir Samuel Luke by Mark Noble

Account of the life of Sir Samuel Luke by Mark Noble
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 474
Extents: 29 Leaves
Dates: 1826
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Alexandri Magni vita et res gestae

Alexandri Magni vita et res gestae, written in the 16th century.
Shelfmark: MS. Auct. T. 5. 21
Extents: 121 Leaves
Dates: written in the 16th century
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Anonymous life of Dom Louis de Lauzeray (d. 1658)

Anonymous life of Dom Louis de Lauzeray (d. 1658), early 18th century.
Shelfmark: MS. French e. 35
Extents: 113 Leaves
Dates: early 18th cent.
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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
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Archive of Mark Pattison

Archive of Mark Pattison (1813-1884).
Extents: 6.93 Linear metres (63 boxes)
Dates: 1763-1892
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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
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Aubrey Manuscripts

Aubrey Manuscripts
Extents: 2.64 Linear metres (24 boxes)
Dates: 15th-18th century
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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
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Biographies and Family Trees by W.H. Lewis

Biographies and family trees, mainly of French families in the 17th and 18th centuries, by W.H. Lewis, typescript with manuscript additions, 1947-1949, with a catalogue of his library.
Extents: 12 shelfmarks
Dates: 1947-1949
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Biography of Charles Townsend, poet (1789-1870), by William Twopeny

Biography of Charles Townsend, poet (1789-1870), by William Twopeny
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. d. 916
Extents: 128 pages
Dates: c. 1789-1870
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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
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Brief accounts by Benjamin Pratt

Brief accounts by Benjamin Pratt, mid-19th century.
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Berks. d. 34
Extents: 173 Leaves
Dates: mid-19th century
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Catalogue by John Brand, begun 30 May 1792, of engraved portraits, illustrating his copy of James Granger's Biographical History

Catalogue by John Brand, begun 30 May 1792, of engraved portraits, illustrating his copy of James Granger's Biographical History
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 485
Extents: 50 Leaves
Dates: 1790-1792
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Collections by John Bruce for his edition of The poetical works of William Cowper

Collections by John Bruce for his edition of The poetical works of William Cowper
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. d. 135
Extents: 255 Leaves
Dates: c. 1865
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'Collections for the biography of Old Actors, derived from old books & MSS., alphabetically arranged'

'Collections for the biography of Old Actors, derived from old books & MSS., alphabetically arranged,' written about 1840-1880 chiefly by J. Payne Collier.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. e. 1
Extents: 843 Leaves
Dates: written about 1840-1880 chiefly by J. Payne Collier
Collection

Collections of Sir Charles Rugge Price

Five volumes of collections of Sir Charles Rugge Price for a biographical dictionary, arranged alphabetically, A-B, C-E, F-L, M-P, Q-Z. Each volume has a printed title page, 1865, and contains articles by Price, mainly copied from printed works, with newspaper cuttings, engraved portraits and miscellaneous printed items.
Extents: 5 shelfmarks
Dates: 1865
Single Item

Copies of 'Patents and constitutions', commissions, letters patent and appointments to offices, mainly relating to the Customs and Excise, 1665-1711

Copies of 'Patents and constitutions', commissions, letters patent and appointments to offices, mainly relating to the Customs and Excise, 1665-1711.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. b. 203
Extents: 464 pages
Dates: 1665-1711

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Biography 62
20th century 53
19th century 33
18th century 20
17th century 12
Literature 11
16th century 6
Antiquarians 5
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration 5
Letters 4
Diaries 3
Genealogy 3
Religious biography 3
Biography -- 17th century 2
Biography -- 19th century 2
Catholic Church 2
Composers -- England -- Biography 2
Correspondence 2
Dictionaries and encyclopaedias 2
Great Britain 2
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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
Great Britain.Customs and Excise -- Officials and employees -- Biography 2
Malaysia -- History -- 20th century 2
Photographs 2
Playwriting -- Drama 2
Poetry 2
Religion 2
Saints 2
Tanzania -- Description and travel 2
Zimbabwe -- History -- 1890-1965 2
21st century 1
Actors 1
Aden -- History -- 20th century 1
Africa, East -- Biography -- 20th century 1
Africa, Southern -- Biography 1
Agriculturalists -- Tanganyika -- Biography 1
Agriculture -- Kenya 1
Antigua and Barbuda -- History -- 18th century 1
Antigua and Barbuda -- History -- 19th century 1
Antiquities 1
Arabian Peninsular -- Biography -- 20th century 1
Artists 1
Astrology 1
Astronomy 1
Australia -- History -- 1788-1900 1
Authors 1
Autobiographies -- Zambia 1
Barbados -- History -- 20th century 1
Berkshire (England) 1
Berlin (Germany) -- Intellectual life 1
Biography -- 18th century 1
Botanists -- Africa, East -- Biography 1
Brunei -- History -- 20th century 1
Canada -- History -- 1763-1867 1
China 1
Cholera -- Jamaica 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 -- Germany -- Biography 1
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- South Africa -- Johannesburg 1
Diaries -- 19th century 1
Drawing, British 1
Edinburgh (Scotland) 1
Editors -- 20th century 1
Education -- Jamaica -- History -- 19th century 1
Education -- Nigeria -- History 1
Egypt -- Biography -- 20th century 1
English literature 1
English speeches 1
Essex (England) 1
Eulogies 1
European Commission 1
Explorers -- Africa, Southern -- Biography 1
Feminism 1
Fiction 1
Florence (Italy) 1
Foresters -- Malaysia -- Biography 1
France 1
France -- History 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
Gloucestershire (England) 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
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Indexed names
Lewis | John | 1675-1747 | Antiquary 2
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
Aldhelm | c. 639-709 | Saint | Bishop of Sherborne 1
Alexander III | 356-323 BC | known as Alexander the Great | King of Macedon 1
Alexander VI | d 1503 | Pope 1
Alexander | Boyd | 1913-1980 | writer 1
Andrew | b. c.650 | Saint | of Jerusalem 1
Aubrey | John | 1626-1697 | antiquary, topographer 1
Bantock | J.R. Granville | fl 1920-1939 | colonial police officer 1
Barham | Richard Harris | 1788-1845 | Author 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
Bartholomew | fl. 1st century | Saint 1
Beardsley | Aubrey Vincent | 1872-1898 | illustrator 1
Beckford | William Thomas | 1760-1844 | writer and art collector 1
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Bede | 672/3-735 | Saint 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
Bradley | James | 1693-1762 | Chaplain to Bishop of Hereford, astronomer 1
Bradley | Meta | fl 1879-1884 1
Brand | John | 1744-1806 | Antiquary and Historian 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
Brooke | F. C. | fl. 1801-1900 1
Bruce | John | 1802-1869 | Antiquary 1
Bullock | John Frederick Watkinson | 1840-1918 | Author 1
Butler | Stephen Seymour | 1880-1964 | Major-General 1
Cenci | Beatrice | 1577-1599 | noblewoman 1
Chalmers | Alexander | 1759-1834 | Writer 1
Church of England | Jamaica | Clergy | Biography 1
Clark Kerr | Archibald John Kerr | 1882-1951 | Baron Inverchapel | British diplomat 1
Clarke | Henry | 1828-1907 | Church of England clergyman and politician 1
Codrington | family | 1700-1869 | baronets | Antigua and Barbuda 1
Collier | John Payne | 1789-1883 | Shakespearean scholar and forger, antiquary, and journalist 1
Collingwood | Robin George | 1889-1943 | philosopher and historian 1
Davis | Henry William Carless | 1874-1928 | historian 1
Devereux | Robert | 1591-1646 | third earl of Essex | parliamentarian army officer 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
Elias | fl. 9th century | prophet 1
European Commission x Commission Européenne 1
Ferris | John William | 1920-1992 | airman and colonial administrator 1
Forrest | Jack W. | b 1908 | colonial education officer 1
Fox | Yvonne | fl 1939-1960 | wife of S.A. Fox, colonial administrator 1
Freind | John | d 1673 | student of St Edmund Hall, Oxford University 1
Frost | Ada S | fl 1902 1
Germanus | Saint 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
Gough | Richard | 1735-1809 | antiquary 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
Halley | Edmond | 1656-1742 | Astronomer 1
Hamilton | Ian | 1938-2001 | critic, biographer and poet 1
Heaney | Leonard M. | b 1906 | colonial officer 1
Henri IV | 1553-1610 | King of France and Navarre 1
Herbert | Sir | Thomas | 1606-1682 | first baronet | traveller and government official 1
Hook | Theodore | 1788-1841 | Novelist 1
Huet | Pierre Daniel | 1630-1721 | French Bishop of Avranches, scholar 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
John | d. A.D. 28 | Saint | the Baptist 1
Johnson | Jane | 1798-1884 | nee Cleveland | x Williams | x Hogg 1
Jónsson | Eyjólfur | 1670-1745 | priest and chronicler 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
Kirkup | Seymour Stocker | 1786-1880 | Artist 1
Kirwan | Andrew V | fl 1821 | of Gray's Inn 1
Labour Party 1
Lauzeray | Louis | de | d. 1658 | priest 1
Lewis | John | c 1700-1799 | Minister of Margate 1
Lewis | Warren Hamilton | 1895-1973 1
Luke | Sir | Samuel | d 1670 | Knight | MP 1
Luther | Martin | 1483-1546 | theologist and reformer 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
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Language
Chinese 1
Czech 1
Danish 1
English 90
French 7
German 1
Greek, Ancient (to 1453) 3
Greek, Modern (1453-) 1
Hebrew 1
Italian 4
Latin 7
Polish 1
Portuguese 1
Spanish; Castilian 1