Papers of Wentworth Webster

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 101-5, d. 102-11, e. 93-9, e. 101, f. 39-40; French d. 9, e. 5-15, f. 2-3; Eng. th. c. 49, e. 29-31; Basque c. 8, e. 9; Spanish e. 2, f. 2; Eng. hist. d. 110; Eng. poet. d. 26
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, Basque, French, and Spanish or Castilian.
  • Physical Description
      49 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Essays, reviews and notes of Wentworth Webster, in English, Basque, French and Spanish, with some printed items. The collection includes papers relating to Basque life, history, legends and poetry; Spanish history; French protestantism; and theological subjects.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wentworth Webster (1829-1907) was a Basque scholar and folklorist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1921.


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. 43502-50.

Geographical Names