Disraeli Papers

Scope and Content

Disraeli's papers includes family, domestic and personal, political, and literary papers. The collection contains a section of Isaac D'Israeli's papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881) was a prominent statesman. His father, Isaac D'Israeli (1766-1848), was an author. Details for both are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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 papers were deposited in the Library in 1982 and 1984, by the National Trust.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue is available in the Library.

Related Material

See also Copies of the Correspondence of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (MSS. Eng. lett. d. 340-3).