Merrick's papers consist of correspondence, and notes, extracts, sermons and poems, mainly by Merrick but including items presumably collected by him.
Papers of James Merrick
Scope and Content
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).
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.
The papers were bequeathed by James Merrick to John Loveday of Williamscote, near Banbury.