Diaries of Harriet and William Acworth

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1454, e. 1571-1633; Eng. th. d. 78
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      63 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

The collection consists of:

  • Diaries of Harriet Garland Mller, from 1833, three years before her marriage to William Acworth, until her death in 1846. The diaries mainly contain detailed notes of her reading and some studies (including Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic and some Hindi), with an index of books read, at the end of each volume. From 1836 there is more information about her (and her husband's) daily activities
  • Diaries of Harriet Acworth, 1 Jan.-7 Apr. 1846, and of William Acworth, 9-19 Apr., 29 July-31 Dec. 1846
  • Diaries of William Acworth, 1846-96, with an index of books read in most volumes for 1847-1856
  • University exercises by William Acworth, Glasgow, 1826-8, with a lecture to Rothley Mechanics Institute, 1851
  • Sermons by Acworth

Administrative / Biographical History

Harriet Garland Acworth (d 1846) was the wife of William Acworth (1803-1899), Evangelical clergyman.

Access Information

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).

Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library by members of the Acworth family in 1988.


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

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection is available online at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm.