The Warton family papers include notebooks of Thomas Warton (1688-1745); correspondence and papers of Thomas Warton (1728-1790); correspondence and papers of Joseph Warton; family correspondence of the wife and daughter of Joseph Warton; and 18th- and 19th-century papers of other members of the Warton family.
Warton Family Papers
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- ReferenceGB 161 Dep. b. 220-1, c. 547-50, d. 483-7, e. 245, f. 43
- Dates of Creation1688-1864
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description13 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
The members of the Warton family represented in this collection are Thomas Warton (1688-1745), professor of poetry at Oxford, 1718-28; and his two sons Joseph Warton (1722-1800), critic, and Thomas Warton (1728-1790), poet, antiquary and literary scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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Trinity College deposited the papers in the Library in 1973.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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The papers were given to Trinity College by Mrs Howard Gray Swann.