Correspondence of the Merivale Family

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence of the Merivale family, mainly of Walter Merivale and his wife in India, 1881-1889, Costa Rica, 1890-1892 and Barbados, 1894-1899. Letters to and from many different members of the family were circulated and retained by Walter and Maggie. The principal family correspondents are Charles Merivale, his wife and their children.

Administrative / Biographical History

The members of the Merivale family represented in this collection are Walter Merivale (1855-1902), railway engineer, and his wife Emma Magdalene (1854-1940), known as Maggie; Charles Merivale (1808-93), Dean of Ely, and his wife Judith (ne Frere), their daughters Maria Sophia (Sophy) and Judith Anne, and sons John Herman and Charles. Details for Charles Merivale (1808-93) 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 collection was given to the Library in 1994.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

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