Letters to R. Payne Smith

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. d. 171, e. 46-7
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Scope and Content

Letters to R. Payne Smith, consisting of:

  • Letters to R. Payne Smith, 1860-95, mainly concerning attendance of students at his lectures as Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, 1865-70
  • Miscellaneous letters collected by R. Payne Smith, 1860-95

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Payne Smith (1819-1895) was Dean of Canterbury, and an orientalist and theologian. 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.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The letters were bought from Myers & Co. in 1957.


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. 41685-7.

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