19th Century Pamphlets

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 164 ABTAPL293-PAMPH
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      26,000+ pamphlets, including 22,000 bound in 1225 volumes and approximately 4,500 unbound pamphlets

Scope and Content

The collection comprises the pamphlet libraries of several notable individuals. Gaps in one sub-collection are often filled by pamphlets in another. There is some overlapping but not as much as might be expected. The libraries show a markedly individual character revealing the interests and connections of their different makers. The sub-collections are:GEORGE ANTHONY DENISON: Archdeacon of Taunton; WILLIAM INCE: Regius Professor of Divinity, Oxford; TOM KEBLE: Nephew of the Rev'd John Keble; RICHARD JENKYNS: Master of Balliol, Dean of Bath and Wells; R. W. CHURCH: Dean of S. Paul's; W. HAYWARD COX: Vice-Principal of S. Mary Hall, Oxford; VARIOUS; CHARLES LINLEY WOOD: 2nd Viscount Halifax; EDWARD M. INGRAM: Vice-President of the Church of England Working Men's Society; GEORGE COWELL: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons; H. L. RUMSEY; J. B. MOZLEY: Regius Professor of Divinity, Oxford; ARCHIBALD JAMES STEPHENS Q.C.: Lawyer; ARTHUR BRINCKMAN; VARIOUS; W. H. HAVERGAL; GEORGE C. BERKELEY; WARWICK WROTH; C. H. V. PIXELL; WILLIAM VAN MILDERT; SOCIETY OF S. JOHN THE EVANGELIST (COWLEY FATHERS; T. A. LACEY; SOCIETY OF S. FRANCIS, GLASSHAMPTON, SHRAWLEY, WORCESTER; SIR ROBERT PHILLIMORE and SIR WALTER PHILLIMORE; JOHN MORWOOD GRESLEY; NASHDOM ABBEY; St. AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE, CANTERBURY; UNBOUND PAMPHLETS

Administrative / Biographical History

The 19th century pamphlets are maintained in the Archive.The volumes of each sub-collection have been arranged as nearly as possible in the order in which they must have stood on the shelves of each collector.The collection is numbered in two series. Pamphlets in bound volumes run from 1 to about 22,000; unbound pamphlets from 70,000 to about 74,500. Each serial number identifies one copy of one pamphlet only. Duplicate copies of a particular pamphlet have different serial numbers.The pamphlet volumes are numbered from Pa 1 to Pa 1,225; each volume is marked with the serial numbers of the pamphlets which it contains and the covering dates. Unbound pamphlets are in boxes numbered Pa Box 1 to Pa Box 200, each box being marked with serial numbers and covering dates.

Conditions Governing Access

The 19th century pamphlets are available to bona fide researchers.

Acquisition Information

immediate source of acquistion

Other Finding Aids

There are four main and two subsidiary indexes to the pamphlet collection, including: title, author, serial and subject indexes, Index of Bishops' and Archdeacons' Charges, and Manuscript Letters and Annotations index (a supplement to the author index).

Alternative Form Available

Location of Copies

Conditions Governing Use

Discretion of Librarian

Custodial History

Acquired by the Library through gifts and purchases


Open collection

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