Papers of William Sanday

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  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 122-8, d. 140; Eng. th. d. 23-4
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      10 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of William Sanday, consisting of:  

  • Letters to Sanday, 1867-1920
  • Copies of letters from Sanday, 1899-1919
  • Typescript sermons by Sanday, 1919, n.d.
  • Theological papers and articles by Sanday, 1912, n.d.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Sanday (1843-1920) was Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by his daughter, 1923-6, and his executors, 1920.


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. 45154-63.