Dawson Turner Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of Dawson Turner, including:  

  • Letters addressed to Edmund Henry Barker, the classical scholar
  • Letters from Bishop Thomas Tanner to his uncle Thomas Moore
  • Collections made by George Chalmers (d 1825), chiefly relating to Shakespeare

Administrative / Biographical History

Dawson Turner (1775-1858) was a botanist and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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 manuscripts were purchased in 1859.


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

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 28722-7.