Papers of Sir William Erle

Scope and Content

Two albums of letters and documents, consisting of letters to Sir William Erle and Lady Erle, 1834-85, and miscellaneous letters and documents, 1660-1937.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir William Erle (1793-1880) was a judge. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by A.B. Emden, through the Friends of the Bodleian, in 1951.


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. 38862-3.