Papers of Beatrice Braithwaite Batty

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 95, e. 85-6, e. 102-4, f. 32, f. 41-7; Autogr. g. 2; Eng. hist. g. 2; Eng. poet. g. 2; Top. gen. e. 59; Top. Oxon. e. 182-3; Top. Surrey f. 1
  • Dates of Creation
      Early 19th century-1910
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      21 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Beatrice Braithwaite Batty, including:  

  • Account of a voyage to India, October 1860-December 1861
  • Diary of travels in France, 1863
  • 'Oxford in Term Time', journals, 1890
  • Account of a visit to Royal Holloway College, 1890
  • Diary of a holiday at Oberammergau, with sketches, 1890, and autograph album including signatures of actors in the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1900
  • Diary of a visit to Canada, 1909-10
  • Fictional works by Mrs Batty
  • Diary and papers of William Barrow as lieutenant and commander, Royal Navy, 1832-6, n.d.
  • Notebook containing a sailor's collection of extracts, verses and riddles, ca. 1826
  • Journal of a tour into Wales, by Mary Webber, 1835

Administrative / Biographical History

Beatrice Braithwaite Batty (1833-1933), novelist and diarist, wrote under the name of Beatrice Stebbing.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Mrs Batty in 1918.


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. 43467-87.

Related Material

Also given to the Library by Mrs Batty were MSS. Chin. c. 33 and d. 62, and six leaves of autobiographical notes (MS. Eng. misc. c. 27, fols. 38-43).