Additional Papers of the Radcliffe Trust

Scope and Content

Additional papers of the Radcliffe Trust, relating to Trust business, the Radcliffe Observatory, and Wolverton estate.

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 at Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited by the Radcliffe Trustees in 1976, 1977, 1979 and 1982.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

See also Radcliffe Trust (MSS. Radcliffe dep. deeds a. 1-4, b. 1-8, c. 1-72, d. 1-39, e. 1, f. 1), Additional Papers of the Radcliffe Trust Concerning the Radcliffe Observatory (MSS. D.D. Radcliffe c. 73-4, d. 40-3, e. 2-4), 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).

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