Essays relating to W.H. White

Scope and Content

Papers relating to W.H. White consisting of:  

  • Typescript essays concerning W.H. White, 'Mark Rutherford', by his second son J.H. White
  • 'Notes', 1931,
  • Extracts from Rutherford's letters to J.H. White and his wife, 1880-1912
  • 'Notes' concerning Rutherford's correspondence with Thomas Hutchinson

Administrative / Biographical History

William Hale White (1831-1913) was a writer under the name of Mark Rutherford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by S.H. Nowell-Smith in 1967.


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. 43953-5.