Beddoes and Edgeworth Family Papers

Scope and Content

The Boddoes and Edgeworth papers consist of papers of Dr Thomas Beddoes, including lectures, notes, correspondence and family papers; papers relating to Maria Edgeworth and Thomas Lovell Beddoes; family trees; and a photograph album.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808) was a physician and writer. Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849) was a poet and physiologist. Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was a novelist and children's writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1955.


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

Other Finding Aids

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Related Material

See also the Papers of Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), and the Edgeworth family, 17th - 19th century (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 696-747, d. 529-32; Eng. misc. a. 30, b. 432, c. 894-905, d. 1299-1307, e. 1459-77, f. 859-62, g. 356; Eng. poet. c. 83, d. 255, e. 187-90; Facs. c. 98-9; Photogr. c. 6, g. 2-4), and the Albums of the Edgeworth and Fox families (MSS. Eng. c. 6068-70, d. 2915).