Letters from Sir Oliver Wardrop to his wife, 1919-20

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. c. 6824; d. 3385
  • Dates of Creation
      1919-20, 1980s
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Letters written mostly from Tiflis (T'bilisi) detailing Sir Oliver's daily life and giving an account of the state of Georgia in an uneasy political period. The collection includes modern typescript copies of the letters, created in the early 1980s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Oliver Wardrop (1864-1948) was a Consul-General. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The letters were given to the Library by the Marjory Wardrop Fund on behalf of Nino Wardrop, 1987.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection is available online at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm.

Conditions Governing Use

The letters are not to be copied, reproduced or published without the permission of the Board of Managers of the Marjory Wardrop Fund for Georgian Studies.

Custodial History

The letters were owned by Nino Wardrop, daughter of Sir Oliver and Margrethe.

Related Material

The Department of Oriental Books in the Bodleian Library houses the Wardrop collection. This collection consists of books and manuscripts relating to Georgia and the Caucasus and was built up by Sir Oliver Wardrop and his sister Marjory before being presented to the Bodleian by Sir Oliver on the death of Marjory in 1909. For further information on the Wardrop collection contact the Department of Oriental Books, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 277034, Email: oriental@bodley.ox.co.uk.