Papers of Sir Henry Miers

Archive Collection

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

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

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

Note

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.

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