Papers of Francis Sydney Marvin

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 257-68, d. 248-65, e. 104-10; Eng. misc. b. 95, c. 470, c. 483
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      40 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Francis Sydney Marvin and of his wife Edith, consisting of:  

  • Letters to F.S. Marvin, 1884-1936
  • Letters from 'M' [F.S. Marvin] to Elsie [Franklin], 1929-30
  • Letters to Edith Marvin, 1896-1937
  • Papers and letters of Edith Marvin relating to family endowment schemes in Australia, 1919-26
  • Miscellaneous papers and photographs, 1881-1902
  • Handlist of the letters in the collection, compiled by Gillian Sutherland

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis Sydney Marvin (1863-1943) was an educationalist and historian. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1967.


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. I, nos. 41281-320.