Papers of David Thomas, Rector of Garsington, Oxfordshire

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 668-75, d. 736-44, d. 755, e. 528-36, e. 538-9, f. 82-7, g. 20
  • Dates of Creation
      1839-[ca. 1911]
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      36 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of David Thomas and members of his family, including mathematical exercises; correspondence relating to parish, school and personal affairs; plans of Garsington rectory; notebooks; accounts; a recipe book; photographs; newspaper cuttings; and miscellaneous papers of the Thomas family.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Thomas (1836-1911) was rector of Garsington, Oxfordshire.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from Robin Waterfield Ltd. in 1978, except MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 755, e. 538-9, g. 20, which were given by Robin Waterfield in 1978, and MS. Top. Oxon. d. 739, which was bought from H.M. Colvin in 1977.


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

Other Finding Aids

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