Papers of H.W.C. Davis

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 594-5, c. 598-604, c. 615-19, c. 624, d. 566-96, d. 624-33, e. 432-62, e. 479-518, f. 66
  • Dates of Creation
      19th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      128 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Notes and lectures, with some miscellaneous papers, of H.W.C. Davis, mainly relating to English and European history.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry William Carless Davis (1874-1928) was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library, 1967-70.


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. 54797-924.