Papers of Mark Pattison

Scope and Content

Papers of Mark Pattison, including:  

  • Diaries and journals, 1833-84
  • Correspondence, 1763-1892, including:  
    • Correspondence between Pattison and Meta Bradley, 1879-84
    • Correspondence of Emilia Pattison, 1868-92
    • Correspondence between Mark Pattison (great-grandfather of the Rector of Lincoln College) and J.S. Raisbeck about family property, 1775-89
    • Correspondence of members of the Pattison family, 1763-98
  • Sermons
  • Working papers, including material relating to Joseph Scaliger, Pierre-Daniel Huet and Claude Saumaise

Administrative / Biographical History

Mark Pattison (1813-1884) was Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, and a biographer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were acquired by the Library, 1919-1964.


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. II, nos. 49714-80.

Related Material

Other papers of Pattison (MSS. Pattison 1-78) were given to the Library by him in 1884.