The Bunce Collection

Scope and Content

A small collection of letters and manuscripts including: the manuscript of his life of Sir Josiah Mason, the founder of Mason College at Birmingham University, notes for a history of Birmingham, a notebook and engagement books, some correspondence including a document signed by Catherine de Medici in 1546.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Thackray Bunce, 1828-1899, was editor of the Birmingham Daily Post from 1862-1898 and was also a trustee of Mason College (later part of University of Birmingham).

Reference: Deposit information.


The collection is arranged by document type.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was acquired in a number of deposits during the 1950s.

Other Finding Aids

Please see the full catalogue for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.