Papers of Frederick Martin

Scope and Content

Martin's papers, including:  

  • Manuscript of 'Life of John Clare', used by the printer for the edition of 1865
  • Draft and fair copy of 17 chapters of an unpublished life of Heinrich Heine
  • Letters to Martin, 1868-82

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederick Martin (1830-1883) was a writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1939.


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. 38845-9.