Papers of T.W. Thompson

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of T.W. Thompson relating to Gypsies, consisting of:  

  • Papers relating to European Gypsies, including French Gypsies, ca. 1911-37
  • Papers relating to Gypsy language, including a dictionary, 1874, n.d.
  • Papers concerning Gypsy folk tales, ca. 1910-43
  • Genealogical papers, including pedigrees of Gypsy families, ca. 1909-50
  • Printed items concerning Gypsies, 19th-20th century
  • Thirteen boxes of lantern slides, mainly of Gypsies and Gypsy life

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas William Thompson (d 1968) was a folklorist.

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).

Acquisition Information

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by T.W. Thompson in 1968.

Note

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

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