Papers of J.W. Hely-Hutchinson

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 502-12; Eng. misc. b. 341, c. 757-61, d. 1183
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  • Physical Description
      18 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of J.W. Hely-Hutchinson, consisting of:  

  • Correspondence relating to books, 1946-54
  • Correspondence concerning Hely-Hutchinson's gifts and bequests of books to various institutions, mainly to Eton College, 1947-54
  • Book bills and receipts, 1946-54
  • Papers concerning book-collecting
  • Notes and correspondence concerning bindings by Robert Dudley (16th century), with related photographs, 1949-54
  • Card catalogue of Hely-Hutchinson's library
  • Duplicated typescript copy of Hely-Hutchinson's 'Diary of a journey to India, Australia, New Zealand and the United States', 1938

Administrative / Biographical History

John Walter Hely-Hutchinson (1882-1955) was a book-collector.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The provenance is unrecorded.


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. 41439-56.