Papers of the Earls of Clarendon

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection is divided as follows:

  • Papers relating to the Earls of Clarendon of the first creation
  • Papers relating to the Earls of Clarendon of the second creation
  • Other papers, consisting of: Barham papers; collections of William Shaw; heraldic collections; literary papers

Administrative / Biographical History

The Earls of Clarendon represented in this collection are Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon of the first creation; Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon of the second creation (1709-1786); and George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon (1800-1870), Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Conditions Governing Access

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 papers were deposited in the Bodleian Library in 1949.

Note

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 papers were deposited in the Library on condition that no extracts from them shall be printed without the depositor's, or his heir's, written consent (readers will be asked to sign a form acknowledging this).

Related Material

See also Papers of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Thomas Villiers Lister (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1034, d. 483; Eng. lett. c. 538, d. 514-19), and Papers of Lady Katherine Clarendon and other members of the Clarendon family (MSS. Eng. c. 2082-181, d. 2048-54, e. 2074-132).

Microfilms of Clarendon American material in the Bodleian and the Public Record Office are published on microfilm in American material in the Clarendon papers 1853-1870. The private and confidential correspondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde [introduction, and 'Index' (list) of the shelfmarks and folios included] (Microform Academic Publishers, Wakefield, n.d.).