Papers of Selwyn Image

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. d. 140-1, e. 38-9; Eng. misc. c. 310, d. 349, e. 362; Eng. poet. d. 115-16
  • Dates of Creation
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  • Physical Description
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Scope and Content

Papers of Selwyn Image, consisting of:  

  • Letters from Image to A.H. Mackmurdo, 1878-1930
  • Letters to Image, 1879-1930, arranged alphabetically by correspondent
  • Leaves from Image's diary, 1899-1919

Administrative / Biographical History

Selwyn Image (1849-1930) was an artist. 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 1948.


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. 41666-74.


Many of the letters are printed in Selwyn Image letters, ed. A.H. Mackmurdo (London, 1932).


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