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.
Papers of William Richard Morfill
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 F. Arch. Z. Morf. 1 (1-35); Arch. Z. Morf 1-3, 4 (1-2), 5; O. Arch. Z. Morf. 1
- Dates of Creationlate 20th century (including copies of original material dating 1885-1909)
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Russian French Polish Church Slavic or Old Slavonic or Church Slavonic or Old Bulgarian or Old Church Slavonic, Latin Sorbian languages Bulgarian
- Physical Description7 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
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.
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).
Some items in the collection were given by Gerald Charles Stone, others by John Simmons.
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.
This collection was transferred from the Taylor Institution to the Bodleian Library in 2016.