Letters of Humfrey Wanley

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Typescript copies of some 200 letters of Humfrey Wanley (1672-1726), edited and annotated by P.L. Heyworth, but excluded from Heyworth's edition of Letters of Humfrey Wanley 1672-1726 (Oxford, 1989); with some photocopies of original Wanley letters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Humfrey Wanley (1672-1726) was an antiquary. 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 http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by P.L. Heyworth in 1993.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

Another copy of the typescript is in the British Library (Add. MSS. 71247-9).