Papers of Percy Noble

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Autogr. b. 8-11, c. 17-18
  • Dates of Creation
      19th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      6 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Five volumes of letters and autographs, with biographical notes and portraits, collected by Percy Noble, mainly 19th and 20th century, with an index, by Noble, to the autographs in b. 8-11. Many of the letters are addressed to Sir William Priestley, Sir Edward Ward and members of the Noble family. The collection includes a holograph fragment of 'Mrs Lirriper's lodgings', by Charles Dickens.

Administrative / Biographical History

Percy Noble (d 1937) was a collector of letters and autographs.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Percy Noble, 1937.


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. 37788-93.