Papers of the Russell Family of Swallowfield, Berkshire

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 148-80, d. 149-64, e. 42-3; Eng. misc. a. 9, b. 68, c. 324-9, d. 461, e. 391-4, f. 94
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Scope and Content

Papers of the Russell family, mainly of Sir Henry Russell, including:  

  • Letter-books of Charles Russell, first assistant Resident at Hyderabad, 1806-11
  • Correspondence of Sir Henry Russell, 1st Baronet, 1803-33
  • Papers of Sir Henry Russell, 2nd Baronet, 1802-57, including correspondence with his brother Charles, 1802-52; papers relating to India, particularly Hyderabad, 1808-27; journals, 1820-38, giving accounts of travels abroad; and papers relating to Swallowfield, Berkshire
  • Papers of Charles Russell, brother of Sir Henry, including correspondence, 1823-51, and a journal of a tour through France and Italy, 1836-7
  • Journal of Anne Russell, eldest sister of Sir Henry, 1804
  • Papers of Sir Charles Russell, 3rd Baronet, 1856-81, and Sir George Russell, 4th Baronet, ca. 1883-1918

Administrative / Biographical History

The Russell family of Swallowfield, Berkshire, included Sir Henry Russell, 2nd Baronet (1783-1852), who was British Representative at Court of Hyderabad. See The Indian Archives, 8 (1954), 59-66, 135-63.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1952.


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. 40965-41029.

Related Material

See also Russell Family Deeds (MSS. Ch. Berks. 1213-27; Ch. Cheshire 216-7; Ch. Kent 446-50; Ch. London & Middlesex 490-3; Ch. Ireland 16).