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 http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1981.

Note

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).

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