Microfilm of the letters of Robert Stephen Hawker to Mrs Watson

Scope and Content

Microfilm of the letters of Robert Stephen Hawker to Mrs Watson, 1856-62.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Stephen Hawker (1803-75), vicar of Morwenstow, Cornwall, was a poet and antiquary. Mrs Watson (d. 1875) was his benefactress. Details 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.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Received from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin in exchange for microfilms of the Bodleian Hawker manuscripts.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

See also the papers of Robert Stephen Hawker (MSS. Eng. misc. b. 93, c. 454, d. 649-51, e. 590-6; Eng. lett. d. 223-6, e. 96-7; Eng. poet. d. 190-1, e. 114; Eng. th. d. 57-8, e. 160-1, f. 54-7).


See C.G. Byles Life and letters of R.S. Hawker (1905), pp. 278-363.