Papers of the Paget and Thompson Families

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 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
  • Dates of Creation
      19th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      52 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of the Paget and Thompson families, including:  

  • Diaries of Mary Maude Paget, daughter of Sir James Paget, 1895-9
  • Albums of photographs, 19th century
  • Diaries of J.M. Thompson, mainly of holiday tours, 1891-1936
  • Sketch-books of J.M. Thompson, containing watercolour, pen and pencil sketches, 1901-27, n.d.

Administrative / Biographical History

Paget and Thompson families. The Thompson family included James Matthew Thompson (1878-1956), historian and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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, 1974-5.


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. 44937-88.

Related Material

The Library also holds related correspondence, see catalogue entry for further details.

See also Letters and Autographs collected by Mary Maud Paget (MSS. Autogr. b. 13-15).