Papers of Samuel Parr

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 396-8, d. 589-91, e. 548-50, f. 379
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Scope and Content

Letters and family papers of Samuel Parr, consisting of:  

  • Letters to Parr from members of the Whig party, 1780-1821
  • Miscellaneous letters to Parr, 1784-1823
  • Papers of Parr's father, Samuel Parr, mainly letters
  • Family papers, 1707-1823
  • Letters and papers, 1761-1832
  • Diary for 1771 of Francis Parr (d 1771), Parr's cousin
  • Volume containing notes by Parr's father on his patients, later used by Parr for arithmetic exercises
  • Recipe book of Caroline Lynes, early 19th century
  • Copy of Walter Savage Landor, Gebir (London, 1798) with Landor's annotations

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Parr (1747-1825) was a pedagogue. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1962.


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. 43897-906.