Manuscripts and Papers of E.A. Reade

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 260-4; Eng. lett. e. 7; Top. Berks. d. 28; Top. Oxon. d. 342-3
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      9 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Manuscripts and papers of E.A. Reade, with letters of W.W. Reade, consisting of:  

  • Autobiography of E.A. Reade to 1828
  • Diary, 1825-9
  • Volume containing a diary, 1828-31, summaries of events, 1831-56, and an autobiography, 1828
  • 'The early history of Ipsden, Co. Oxon. and its neighbourhood', with four maps
  • An account, written after 1864, of the parishes of North Stoke, Ipsden and Newnham Murren, with a proposal for the reorganization of pastoral duties
  • Volume containing 'The antiquities of Wallingford' by Richard Skirmer, ca. 1720, copied and annotated by E.A. Reade, and 'An enquiry into the history of Wallingford before and during the Roman occupation', with three maps, 1864
  • Letters from W.W. Reade to Rosina Bulwer-Lytton, Lady Lytton, 1860-3

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Anderdon Reade (1807-1886) was a Bengal civil servant and historian. His nephew was William Winwood Reade (1838-1875), traveller and novelist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1938.


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. 45238-46.