Papers of Richard Congreve

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. a. 10, c. 343-50, d. 481-92, e. 453-6, g. 60-1; Eng. lett. c. 181-7, d. 172, e. 49-71; French e.27
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Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence of Richard Congreve, with some correspondence of his wife. Many of the papers are copies by Mrs Mary Congreve for an intended biography.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Congreve (1818-1899) was a positivist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to Wadham College, Oxford, after the British Museum had made a selection, and were given by the college to the Library in 1957.


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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41939-97.