Papers of Ethel Sidgwick

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 704-6, d. 1077-80, e. 1010-12, f. 600; Eng. lett. c. 471-4; French c. 45
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and French.
  • Physical Description
      16 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Ethel Sidgwick, including:  

  • Letters to Ethel Sidgwick, 1877-1960
  • Journal of Ethel Sidgwick on a tour in the United States of America, November 1919-January 1920
  • Pocket diary for 1939 used by Ethel Sidgwick in 1941
  • Literary papers of Ethel Sidgwick, including manuscript and typescript drafts of works
  • Miscellaneous papers of the Sidgwick family, 1876-1953
  • Printed material, 1898-1957, including pamphlets, offprints and memorial service sheets

Administrative / Biographical History

Ethel Sidgwick (1877-1970) was a novelist. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from O. Weir, Dene Bookshop, Abingdon, in 1975, except MSS. Eng. misc. f. 600, which was given by him in 1979.


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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 44410-25.