Scrapbook of Charles Wordsworth, 1881-1892.

Scope and Content

Scrapbook of Charles Wordsworth (1806-1892), bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

Most of the contents are newspaper cuttings from national and local papers relating to Wordsworth's family, to his episcopal activities, and to Trinity School, Glenalmond [Perthshire]. Various of the cuttings have marginal annotations in the hand of his son.

The printed ephemera include the order of service for the University of Edinburgh commemoration service of 18 April 1889, the hymn sheet from Wordsworth's funeral service, 9 December 1892, printer's fly-sheets for Wordsworth's Shakespeare's Historical Plays, a wedding hymn composed by Wordsworth [for the wedding of his daughter Margaret], the order of service of the funeral of Thomas Leigh Claughton, bishop of St Albans, 29 July 1892, a testimonial from G A Jamieson in favour of Robert Wordsworth.

Manuscript items include a poem by George S Farquhar, My Lord, on this your natal day, a poem by A.P.S, Hail happy haven, various poems and epigrams by Wordsworth, an analysis of the Forfar [Angus] congregation on 12 June 1881, a letter from Christopher Wordsworth, bishop of Lincoln to his clergy, [undated], and a draft of a speech of [R W Wordsworth ?] sometime secretary of the Perthshire Cricket Club noting the recent visit of the all England cricket XI. An autograph note of Wordsworth records his decision not to stand for the headship of Harrow School [Middlesex].

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Wordsworth (1806-1892), Scottish Episcopal bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, nephew of William Wordsworth, poet.

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Given to the University Library by the City Librarian, Birmingham Public Libraries, 4 Nov 1955.

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: cloth.Paper: 21x26.9cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.