Papers of Bertram Dobell

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, diaries and literary papers of Dobell, including literary papers relating to the poet James Thomson (1834-1882).

Administrative / Biographical History

Bertram Dobell (1842-1914) was a bookseller and man of letters. 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

Bought, with a collection of printed books and MS. Ch. London & Middlesex 588, from Rosemary Dobell, 1972


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

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

Bodleian Library also holds a collection of papers by and about Thomson: see James Thomson Papers (MSS. Don. c. 73, d. 104-10, e. 36-50, f. 8-24, g. 1-7). See also the Research papers of Henry Salt on James Thomson, 1886-1906 (MSS. Eng. c. 2383-4).