Papers of Sir Henry Miers

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 539, d. 661, f. 415-17, g. 79-96
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Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Henry Miers, consisting of:  

  • Diary of a visit to Sweden and Russia, 1892
  • Diary of a visit to Russia, 1899
  • Diary of a visit to South Africa, 1903
  • Diaries, 1926-42
  • Letters and papers, 1876-1950, including letters to and from Miers, 1877-97; obituaries, 1942-3; letters about Miers, 1943-50; and 'The alchemist', a papers read by Miers to the Eton College Literary and Scientific Club, ca. 1876
  • Letters and papers, 1895-1941, including autobiographical notes, 1938-41

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Henry Alexander Miers (1858-1942) was a mineralogist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1969 and 1973.


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. 44153-75.