Letters of Austin Marsden Farrer

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 270, d. 272
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Scope and Content

Letters from Austin Marsden Farrer to his parents.

Administrative / Biographical History

Austin Marsden Farrer (1904-68) was educated at St Paul's, London and Balliol College, Oxford. He was ordained a priest in 1929 and served at All Saints', Dewsbury until 1931. In this year he returned to Oxford and remained there for the rest of his life. From 1931 to 1935 he was chaplain and tutor at St. Edmund's Hall; from 1935 to 1960 he was a fellow and chaplain of Trinity College, and from 1960 to 1968 he was Warden of Keble College. For further details, see Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The letters were given to the Library by Miss Eleanor Farrer in 1969, and restricted from use until 2000.


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

Other Finding Aids

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