Fisher's papers consist of diaries and travel journals; correspondence, mainly relating to academic and political affairs; speeches, lectures, articles and notebooks; drafts of published and unpublished works, with related correspondence; printed material; and family correspondence and papers.
Papers of H.A.L. Fisher
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Fisher 1-251
- Dates of Creation1870-1947
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description251 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (1865-1940) was a historian, statesman and Warden of New College, Oxford, 1925-1940. 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).
The papers were given to the Library in 1958 and 1983.
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. II, nos. 46901-7151.
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