Papers of Hastings Rashdall

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 342-51, d. 353-62, e. 134-5; Eng. misc. a. 16, c. 588-90, e. 361
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Scope and Content

Letters and papers of Hastings Rashdall, including:  

  • Letters to Rashdall's mother, 1869-79, 1907
  • Letters to Rashdall from H. Montagu Butler, 1875-1917
  • Diary kept by Rashdall at Harrow school, 1874
  • Letters to Rashdall, with copies of some replies, 1871-8, 1882-1924
  • Drafts of lectures on medieval universities
  • Papers and some correspondence about ecclesiastical and theological matters, 1891-1922
  • Miscellaneous papers
  • Letters and papers about Rashdall's life collected by his widow, Constance Rashdall, 1924-53

Administrative / Biographical History

Hastings Rashdall (1858-1924) was Dean of Carlisle and a historian. 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 Hastings Rashdall's widow in 1953.


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. 41396-422.

Related Material

Further correspondence is in New College, Oxford.