Papers of Samuel Parr

Archive Collection

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.

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.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1962.

Note

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

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