Papers of Miss Emma D. Herschel and Sir William James Herschel

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 613, d. 860-9, e. 477, e. 588-604
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Scope and Content

Papers of Miss Emma D. Herschel and Sir William James Herschel relating to Littlemeore, including:  

  • Attendance registers, including minutes of meetings and related papers and memoranda, of the Boys Union of the Littlemore branch of the Church of England Temperance Society, 1884-1902
  • Papers relating to the Church of England Temperance Society, 1893-1901
  • Papers of Emma Hershel, 1886-1900, including diary entries and memoranda

Administrative / Biographical History

Emma Dorothea Herschel. Sir William James Herschel, 2nd Bart (1833-1917) was a Bengal civil servant (details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library, 1951-70.


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. 54949-77.

Related Material

See also Collections by Miss E.D. Herschel (MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 248, c. 452, d. 414, d. 443-4, e. 343, e. 362-3).