Radcliffe Trust

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of Radcliffe Trust deeds and papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Radcliffe (1650-1714) was a physician who left money in trust for, among other things, the foundation of the Radcliffe Library, Radcliffe Infirmary and Radcliffe Observatory. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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 Library in 1928 and 1949-50.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue is available in the Library.

Related Material

See also Additional Papers of the Radcliffe Trust Concerning the Radcliffe Observatory (MSS. D.D. Radcliffe c. 73-4, d. 40-3, e. 2-4), Additional Papers of the Radcliffe Trust, 1834-1971 (MSS. D.D. Radcliffe a. 5-6 (R), b. 9-29, c. 76-92, e. 5-6) and Radcliffe Trust Manuscripts (MSS. Radcliffe Trust a. 1-25, b. 1-19, c. 1-45, d. 1-64, e. 2-32, f. 1-7, g.1).