Richardson Papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. b. 10, c. 46-7; Top. Berks. b. 7, c. 17-23, e. 9-15
  • Dates of Creation
      19th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      17 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the Richardson family, to Abingdon and to Blewbury. The collection appears to have been formed by William H. Richardson.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Henry Richardson (1836-1909) was a schoolmaster and antiquary.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were presented to the Library by W.W. Richardson, of Kensington, London, in 1910.


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

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 35161-78.

Related Material

See also Collections of W.H. Richardson (MSS. Eng. misc. b. 24-5, d. 98).