Papers of the Tubb Family of Warborough, Oxfordshire

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. a. 28(R), b. 347-8, c. 805, d. 1219-21, e. 1348, f. 794; Eng. lett. c. 539-41
  • Dates of Creation
      18th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      12 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of the Tubb family, including:  

  • Family correspondence, 1783-1821, mainly letters from James Tubb I, excise officer and later grocer, 1789-1820
  • Correspondence of Benjamin Tubb, 1800-45, mainly letters to him concerning his trade as a maltster, 1801-20
  • Family correspondence, 1815-1914, mainly letters to and from James Tubb II (son of Benjamin) and his wife Maria Louisa, 1854-81
  • Notebook of Maria Louisa Tubb, 1830-53
  • Diaries of Maria Louisa Tubb, 1848-60
  • Fragments of diaries of James Tubb III (son of James Tubb II), October 1844-6
  • Family papers, 18th-19th century
  • Parchment roll containing a draft petition to the House of Lords for various reforms
  • Drawings, 19th century, including topographical drawings and engravings, and drawings by H.S. Dickinson as a schoolboy at Eton College, 1826-8

Administrative / Biographical History

Tubb family of Warborough, Oxfordshire.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1972 and given in 1982.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 42039-54.