Papers of James Merrick

Scope and Content

Merrick's papers consist of correspondence, and notes, extracts, sermons and poems, mainly by Merrick but including items presumably collected by him.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Merrick (1720-1769) was a poet and scholar. 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.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1965.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library.

Custodial History

The papers were bequeathed by James Merrick to John Loveday of Williamscote, near Banbury.