Papers of Lady Frances Russell

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  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. d. 271, e. 111-15; Eng. misc. b. 100
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Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of Lady Frances Russell, consisting of:  

  • Letters from Lady Russell to her sons, George and Francis, 1858-68, 1891-7
  • Letters from Lady Russell to Gertrude, wife of Francis Russell, 1891-7
  • Correspondence between members of the Russell family, 1867-97
  • Copies of the will of Lord John Russell, 1849, 1869

Administrative / Biographical History

Lady Frances Anna Maria Russell (1815-1898) was second wife of Lord John Russell, 1st Earl Russell. Details for her husband are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from Mrs Margaret Lloyd in 1969.


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. 41709-15.