Papers of William Parsons

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Don. c. 81, d. 123
  • Dates of Creation
      [ca. 1776]-1824
  • Language of Material
      English, French, and Italian.
  • Physical Description
      2 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Verses by and letters to William Parsons.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Parsons was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from Arnold Muirhead and given by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1959.


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. 38953-4.