Papers of Sir James Bland Burges and his family, and papers of the Head family, 1750-1892

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers of Burges consist of:

  • Burges family correspondence, c.1750-1824
  • General correspondence of Sir James Bland Burges, 1773-1824
  • Papers of Sir James Bland Burges as under-secretary of state at the Foreign Office, 1789-95
  • General correspondence of Sir James as under-secretary of state at the Foreign Office, 1789-95
  • Personal and literary papers of Sir James Bland Burges
  • Transcripts of papers of Sir James Bland Burges
  • Correspondence and papers of the Head family

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir James Bland Burges (1752-1824), was an author, barrister, member of parliament and under-secretary of state at the Foreign Office. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. A pedigree of the Burges family is in Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (1925 edition, under Lamb).

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

These papers were deposited in the Bodleian Library in 1958.

Note

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.