Papers of William Richard Morfill

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists mainly of photocopies, transcripts, or microfilms of William Richard Morfill's correspondence, 1885-1909, located in libraries outside Oxford. The recipients of these letters include: Stanislaw Belza, Stefan Buszczynski, Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov, Ivan Evstatiev Geshov, Arnost Mucke, and Aleksandr Fedorovich Onegin. There are also letters to Gerald Charles Stone regarding the above correspondence, 1970-1, n.d.; notes concerning material in the Morfill library; lists of publications by, or about, Morfill; and two obituaries of Morfill.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Richard Morfill (1834-1909) was the first Oxford Professor of Russian, and Curator of the Taylor Institution. See Who Was Who for details.

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

Some items in the collection were given by Gerald Charles Stone, others by John Simmons.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptions of individual items may be found on SOLO (http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/), and in a card catalogue, arranged by shelfmark, at the Taylor Institution Library, Slavonic and Modern Greek Library.

Custodial History

This collection was transferred from the Taylor Institution to the Bodleian Library in 2016.

Related Material

W.R. Morfill's library of c. 4500 volumes was placed on loan at the Taylor Institution Library by Queen's College, Oxford, in 1936.