Papers of George Crabbe

Scope and Content

Letters and papers of and concerning George Crabbe, consisting of:  

  • Letters of George Crabbe, 1790-1831, with letters of his son George, 1832-3
  • Printed memoirs of, and articles concerning, Crabbe, 1819-1914

Administrative / Biographical History

George Crabbe (1754-1832) was a poet. His son, George Crabbe (1785-1857), was a biographer. 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 bought from The George Gregory Book Store, Bath, in 1930, and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian.


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. 38994-5.

Custodial History

The papers were collected by Mrs Alexander Mackay of Trowbridge.