Letters and Autographs collected by Mary Maud Paget

Scope and Content

Three volumes of letters and autographs, mainly 19th century, collected by Mary Maud Paget, with some additions by her great-nephew J.D.A. Thompson. The collection includes biographical notes, newspaper cuttings, portraits and photographs, arranged in the following categories: divines; political, military and naval; and peers of the United Kingdom.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mary Maud Paget (d 1945) was the daughter of Sir James Paget.

Access Information

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 collection was given to the Library by J.D.A. Thompson in 1960.


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. 37795-7.

Related Material

See also Papers of the Paget and Thompson Families (MSS. Eng. misc. c. 748-51, d. 1174-80, e. 1217-35, f. 655-68, g. 232-3; Autogr. e. 14; Eng. lett. c. 495-8, d. 477).