Papers of Cardinal Henry Edward Manning and members of his family

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. b. 37, c. 651-64, d. 526-7; Eng. misc. c. 873-6, d. 1278-80, e. 1393-9, f. 852-3, g. 355
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Scope and Content

The collection consists of:

  • Correspondence and family papers, 1751-1901
  • H.E. Manning's notebooks and miscellaneous papers, 1806-50
  • Letterbook and journal of John Baker (1712-1779), West Indies merchant, 1749-74

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892) was a Cardinal and Archbishop of Westminster. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by the Oblates of the Society of St. Charles, Bayswater, in 1982.


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

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