The papers of Sir Charles Grey contain a long series of general correspondence; some papers relating to Sir Charles's career as a colonial governor (including the West Indies) and Indian judge; a few personal papers and some family correspondence of Sir Charles. The collection also contains the papers of various members of the Grey family from different generations.
Papers of Sir Charles Edward Grey (1785-1865) and the Grey family, 1642-1934
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. c. 6796-818, d. 3377-84, e. 3303-22
- Dates of Creation1642-1934
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description51 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Charles Edward Grey (1785-1865), was an Indian judge and colonial governor. 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).
Given by Mrs. B.D. Rennison, 1986.
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.
Mrs. B.D. Rennison, a great-grandaughter of Sir Charles, owned the papers and in 1973 asked Surrey Record Office for advice about finding a permanent home for them. This was not decided until 1985 when a list of the papers was prepared by a member of staff from the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. It was agreed that the Bodleian Library should be approached as a suitable repository because of Sir Charles Grey's connection with the University (as a fellow of Oriel College).