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.

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, 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).