Papers of E.S. de Beer

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. c. 3114-23, d. 2385
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      11 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

De Beer's papers include correspondence, papers delivered by de Beer to various societies, and inventories and valuations of the household effects of de Beer.

Administrative / Biographical History

Esmond Samuel de Beer (1895-1990) was the editor of John Evelyn's diary and John Locke's letters. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bequeathed to the Friends of the National Libraries, and given to the Library by them in 1992.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

The Library also holds some photographs of de Beer (MS. Photogr. c. 19, fols. 1-11, 23-5).