Walsh Papers

Scope and Content

The volume is a series of notes in Latin made by Walsh, dated 1853-4, while he was in Rome. In later years he has interleaved it with observations in English of a spiritual nature, and sermons. The latest of these is dated 1877. The notebook is a MS fair copy of a treatise, undated, in Latin, entitled 'De Christianis Sacramentis Generatim ex praelectionibus P.Passaglia'. The volume also has records of a series of 1859 trips to Dartmoor by Walsh on pp212-213

Administrative / Biographical History

Walsh was the only son of William Walsh of Chatham, Kent, gent. He was educated at St Albans Hall, Oxford, matriculating in 1856. After graduating (BA 1859, MA 1862) he became curate at St Andrews Watford and subsequently vicar of St Matthews Newington, Surrey. In 1889-1891 he was a Prebendary of St Pauls Cathedral, then 1891-1897 Bishop of Mauritius. In 1897 he became Archdeacon and Canon of Canterbury and finally Suffragan Bishop of Dover in 1898, resigning this last post in 1916. His only noted publication was the Progress of the Church in London during the last fifty years (1st ed 1887, 2nd ed 1908).

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The binding of this volume included three other groups of papers, one of which has been catalogued as MS 3/ii and the others as MS 21b and MS 21c

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Usual University of Exeter arrangements apply

Custodial History

The material was found in the Library strongroom in 2000, provenance unknown.