Wharton Manuscripts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Wharton 1-15
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      15 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Collections for a history of the family of Wharton, compiled by Edward Ross Wharton. The papers fall into two series: 'Collections', i.e. copies or abstracts of records of all kinds (with references to the record and notes), and 'History', i.e. annals, not a connected history in literary form.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Ross Wharton (1844-1896), Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, was a philologer and genealogist. 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.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Library by Mrs Wharton, 1897-8, and after her death were presented by her executors in 1899.


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

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 32765-79.


Edward Ross Wharton, The Whartons of Wharton Hall (London, 1898).

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