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

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1965.


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.