Papers of the Parsons and Thomson Families of Oxford

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of the Parsons and Thomson families, consisting of:

  • Miscellaneous letters and papers, including papers relating to the Old Bank, High Street, Oxford
  • Diaries of John Parson II (1779-1869), 1831, 1838, 1840-1, 1843-6, 1849, 1857-60, 1863-5
  • Diaries of Elizabeth, wife of John Parsons II, 1823, 1827
  • Accounts of the executors of John Parsons I (1752-1814)
  • Contemporary copy of the will of James Thomson, 1832
  • Copies of papers relating to the wills of the three unmarried sisters of John Thomson (1835-1922), Sarah (d 1893), Mary Ann (d 1898), and Elizabeth (d 1906)

Administrative / Biographical History

The Parsons and Thomson families of Oxford.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1981.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

See also Papers of Mr L.F. Bradburn (MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 834-8) and Papers of the Parsons Family (MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 295-6, d. 989, f. 100-1).

Corporate Names

Geographical Names