Pocock Collection

Scope and Content

The papers are mostly concerned with the History of Christianity, particularly as it pertains to the City of Bristol. There is also a substantial amount of correspondence and printed material, as well as compiled notes, on the subjects of theology, geology, mathematics, astronomy, and biblical studies. The collection also contains a number of legal documents including early mediaeval deeds and wills.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Pocock collection consists of the amassed theological, historical, and scientific writings and research of three generations of the Pocock family throughout the 19th Century. As well as the material held here, there is also further material donated by the Pocock family in DMs 412, 928, 930, and 1314.

Access Information

Accessible to all bona fide readers.


Compiled by Martin Hall, Assistant Archivist, University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

Typescript catalogue available in Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to copy material must be obtained from the University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Related Material

The University also holds an extensive collection of books which were donated by Theodore Innes Pocock. These are housed throughout the Library, with the rare books stored in Special Collections.