Papers of J.W. Burgon

Scope and Content

Papers of J.W. Burgon, consisting of:  

  • Pamphlets by Burgon, 1838-82
  • J.W. Burgon, The Oxford diocesan conference; and romanizing within the Church of England. Two sermons (Oxford & London, 1873), with related letters, 1873
  • Christopher Wordsworth, E.M. Goulburn and J.W. Burgon, The new lectionary examined (London, 1877), and J.W. Burgon, The new lectionary. A sermon (Oxford & London, 1872), with related letters, 1877
  • Three volumes of letters to Burgon on his appointment to the deanery of Chichester, 1875-6
  • Letters to Burgon concerning his protest against the nomination of Frederick Temple to the bishopric of Exeter, 1869-70

Administrative / Biographical History

John William Burgon (1813-1888) was Dean of Chichester and an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1916.


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. II, nos. 46606-19.

Custodial History

The papers passed from Burgon to his nephew W.F. Rose.