Letters to H.W.C. Davis, and to his widow

Scope and Content

etters to H.W.C. Davis, and to his widow:

  • miscellaneous letters, 1897-1914
  • congratulatory letters on Davis' CBE, 1918
  • congratulatory letters on Davis' appointment to the Regius Chair of Modern History, Oxford, 1925
  • letters to Davis as editor of Essays in History presented to R.L. Poole (Oxford: 1927), 1925-6
  • letters of condolence to Davis' widow on his death, with photocopies of obituaries, 1928
  • letters to his widow relating to posthumous publication of The age of Grey and Peel (Oxford: 1929), 1928-9, and of Henry William Carless Davis, 1874-1928. A memoir by J.R.H. Weaver, and a selection of his historical papers, edited by J.R.H. Weaver and Austin Lane Poole, (London: 1933), 1928-33.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry William Carless Davis (1874-1928) was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1995.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

Papers of H.W.C. Davis (MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 594-5, c. 598-604, c. 615-19, c. 624, d. 566-96, d. 624-33, e. 432-62, e. 479-518, f. 66).