Papers of H.W. Nevinson

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  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 496-7, d. 663, e. 610-28
  • Dates of Creation
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  • Physical Description
      22 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of H.W. Nevinson, consisting of:  

  • Diaries, 1893-1941
  • Notebook containing extracts from printed works and notes on lectures relating to English literature, 1889-90
  • Notebook containing verse by Nevinson, begun in 1891
  • Literary papers, 1940-1, including a typescript draft of 'Thomas Hardy', published, London, 1941, and manuscript and typescript verse
  • Personal papers, 1860-1935, including ten photographs, 1860-1935, and papers concerning presentations to Nevinson, 1918, 1933, 1935, with his passport, 1934
  • Press cuttings, 1892-1942
  • Papers relating to a memorial meeting to pay tribute to Nevinson, December 1941

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Woodd Nevinson (1856-1941) was an essayist, philanthropist and journalist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by Nevinson's niece, Joan Sharp, in 1969.


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. 43973-44068.