Papers of the Morton, Dorville and Gorham Families

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. b. 303-10, c. 729, d. 350-2, e. 363-7, e. 398, e. 1197-9, f. 651, g. 18-58, g. 231; Eng. hist. e. 213; Eng. lett. d. 142, e. 195; Eng. th. d. 40, d. 42; Top. gen. c. 113
  • Dates of Creation
      18th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      70 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of the Morton, Dorville and Gorham families, including journals and diaries, correspondence, accounts, catalogues of books, notebooks, and wills and settlements, including:  

  • Journal by Joseph Morton of voyages to Holland, 1789, and Denmark, 1791
  • Catalogues of the libraries of J.P. D'Orville, late 18th century, and George and Elizabeth Dorville, early 19th century
  • Diary of Anne Dorville, 1825-37
  • Diaries of Mrs H.S. Gorham (Clara Dorville Morton), 1886-1907

Administrative / Biographical History

Morton, Dorville and Gorham families.

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 1953 and 1955.


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. 43145-214.

Geographical Names